4th graders will soon be biting off a little more Chinese. Here are a few new vocabulary words coming up. Try to write these!
他 Ta1 He
是 Shi4 Is
谁 Shui2 Who
Can you guess what sentence we will be forming? That's right! We will be learning to say 他是谁？Who is he?
3rd graders are diving head first into new skits and puppet shows speaking out against bullying with the words:
大 Da4 Big
小 Xiao3 Little
脚 Jiao3 Foot
Stay tuned to Keiki Chinese to watch and learn how to say these very helpful words and learn more about how to prevent bullying at your school, in your neighborhood, and anywhere it might occur.
Teachers enjoyed their monthly cooking competition today. I have included a few pictures for your giggle. Once a month teachers choose a theme and compete for the coveted "spoon" award. This month the theme was tailgating. Among the recipes presented today were Italian Sausage and Pepper Sandwiches, Pulled Pork and Cole Slaw Sandwiches, Salsa Chicken, Frito Pie Surprise, and Pan California Roll. Tasters vote on their favorite recipe and all ballots remain secret. What fun! Who would have thought these teachers were such yummy, yummy cooks!
Here are a few of my favorite cooking websites and blogs. What are some of yours?
Learn More Do More! And ALWAY Practice What You Know!
Have you been practicing Chinese? I certainly hope so! Here are some words to remember...
Congrats to the 1st graders for finishing their movie 老师在吗？The Keiki and Laoshi certainly have had a lot of fun learning new phrases, learning the photography of movie making, creating and moving sets all over campus, laughing and dreaming up funny scenes for our movie! WOW! The students really are smart, smart learners!
4th graders have been catching up on some writing practice. They are well on their way to writing 你叫什么？Students have also been enjoying building QR codes. Fu Guo Guo even downloaded Chinese characters onto her computer and created QR codes for her class to decode at school. What fun we had decoding her Chinese messages. Laoshi was very impressed with her use of Chinese and her inquiring mind that put the Chinese characters on her computer. Fu Guo Guo says she is the computer wiz of her family. I can certainly see that to be true!
Chinese Club will be every Tuesday from dismissal to 3:45. Right now we are working on Stop Motion Animation. Kids seem to have a lot of fun with this wonderful piece of technology.
Want to know what I had for dinner last night? Little Village Noodle House in Chinatown. My very favorite restaurant in Honolulu. I had garlic squash, dried string beans, mixed veggies with tofu, and the house special fried rice! Yummy! Next time you and your family are in Chinatown check it out.
an animated story using PuppetPal puppets and backgrounds.
Record your voice, move your characters, save to
your Mac PC, share on YouTube, email your creations to friends and family.
with cool and fun features.
a prezi presentation and carry it with you on our device.
created with school students in mind.Good for jotting
down homework assignments, notes, list instructors,
schedule, backup data capability.
math equations, vocabulary words, notes to friends, even
draw pictures with this fun drawing
application.Change colors to
add flare to your maps, math, graphs, or whatever
imagination can create.
fun camera app.Add zing to your
Smithsonian.Needs no explanation!
the camera at any location where you are and the app will
give you a brief history of things that happened at
Comic Touch Lite
your own class comic book with ease!
stories with illustration has never been easier.
images to tell stories, give directions, count money, endless
possibilities.Drag and drop class pictures, homework, maps,
google images, animation to Sonic Lite then record
your message to tell a story, answer questions, ask questions…you name it.Jazz up your lessons and thrill
your students about learning with this engaging and easy application.
code reader.Build your own QR
words, letters, numbers, you name it then add your very
own drawings to this writing and drawing glow in the
application.Learning to read, write, and do mathmatics has never been so fun!
GarageBand (ipad 2 only)
iMovie (iPad 2 only)
learning with anyone, anywhere, any time, any place.Yes!
Capture learning and turn them into visuals and
text.Let Popplet help you teach
and learn.Let Popplet do the
teaching for you and have keiki show their work with technology!
really cool mind map that packs mean bling.You gotta
check this one out!Wow keiki of all ages and even your peers!
images, backgrounds, write with your finger or stylus.Let
ScreenChomp do the work of teaching your class
better…let keiki tell ScreenChomp what to teach
today.Finish your homework using
screen chomp!Review spelling
lists with ScreenChomp!Read a
graph, draw a map, count money with ScreenChomp!
map finder, information seeker, visual and audio
encyclopedia for the 21st century
Thousands of narrated coveringart, science, language, history,
sports, food, hobbies the list goes on and on.Watch and listen to any topic you can dream up.A visual encyclopedia.This app can also locate you and give
fascinating Qwiki’s about the location you are at.On a vacation?On an excursion?Want to
learn more about…something?Use
Qwiki.The possibilities for
exploration are endless.
reader.Easy and beautiful
interface.What a lovely
way for students, teachers, and families to read the
source original music.Use it or even
post your own musical
a snap build a slideshow of images and graphics with text to
teach new concepts, review, or even better…have
students build their own.
mapping made easy!
your lesson and let Gina the giraffe do the teaching!Get
ready for those kids to learn when your substitute
a substitute teacher?Just record
and Lila the water fairy
will do the teaching for you.Or even better…have the keiki record
math problems, questions, assignments, classroom rules and agreements, or
reminders for the next day.Lila
can even speak Chinese!
mark your images!
service.Use this to transfer files from your
desktop to your
iPad and back with ease.PC Mac!
favorite app.Draw, add pictures,
make lists, take notes, record
your voice, record others voices, transcribe, touch
an area in the written text and it will take you to the same location in the audio
text.Very robust site for
classroom and personal use.
your own animation.Save to PC
wanted to be a published writer?Now is your chance.You
write it and we will read it!Includes image function so you can
illustrate your stories. Platform looks like a book.
up on all your favorite subjects
and diverse note taker.Transferable to PC/Mac
the weather around the world
version of Photoshop on the go
music, play music learning games
can be transferred to Mac/PC
sounds for quiet classroom moments
Tips For iPads In The
1.You will need an Apple
adaptor to plug the device into the
Smarboard.Simply plug the Apple adaptor to your Smartboard and you are ready to
2.Some of the apps listed are
free and some have a fee.Garageband and iMovie are the most expensive at $10.
3.Your ipad can be set to any
language you wish.But that is
4.Use your iPad controls or
the Smartboard to control the volume.
5.Use Photobooth on your iPad
to turn on a quick slide show for a re to reflect on the learning you did that