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Week 15&16: Learn about Chinese New Year and Cultural Experience

January 22nd, 2017

This is a quick review of what we learned this week. Please review or catch up, if you missed the class. ^0^

Chinese New Year and Cultural Experience

What did I learn?

Spring Festival (春節) is the first day of the lunar calendar year. The family will have a gathering and get together.

12 Zodiac Song

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What we are going to do next week

A. Drawing on my “luck and fortune” hu2 lu2 station

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B. Calligraphy station

You can write spring couplets!
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C. Paper cutting station

Cut two “spring” then bring it to station E.

D. Stamp and picture station

Make your own spring picture with “spring” and stamps.
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E. Password time

Say “恭喜發財,新年快樂” (gong1 xi3 fa1 cai2 xin1 nian2 kuai4 le4) to your teacher in order to get you a red envelope (紅包).
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We will have rehearsal on January 28. If we have time, we will learn more Chinese New Year stories.

Homework

Chinese New Year package.

Week 14: Lesson 17 My Family + Lesson 26 I can Crawl

January 15th, 2017

This is a quick review of what we learned this week. Please review or catch up, if you missed the class. ^O^

Review

Numbers
Actions, for example: read, dance, jump, fly, etc.

What date is today? When is your birthday?

(Related to Lesson 16)

Happy Birthday Song

The lyrics can be downloaded here.

How to sing it?

Month Song

Use ten little Indians song tune.
The lyrics is the same above.

Learn

Lesson 26 I can Crawl

Handout can be downloaded here.
A: _____ says: “I can _____.”
B: “I can’t _____,” says _____

How to say it?

My Family

Introduce your family members one by one.
Requirements: The presentation will be on March 11.
1. Greetings and your name. “Hello, everybody. I am <your Chinese name>.”
2. Introduce people in the picture, the family members’ names and your siblings’ names and age.
3. Thank you (Thank everyone.)
For example:

Sample presentation

Activities

Reading: Lesson 17 and 26
Complete the poster of oral presentation: “My Birthday.”
Complete the poster of “My family” part two

Homework

Handouts for Lesson 17 and Lesson 26