Grade 3 is learning how we express ourselves in their homerooms. Mandarin department is working with their homeroom teachers collaboratively about this unit. We will visit Chinese Opera Museum on March 19 to see how artists can use inspiration and creativity to express in Chinese culture. In Ms. Yanping's class, we will look at the monkey king opera and the different opera faces to experience how opera artists express themselves. Students will have a chance to make their own opera faces.
The unit central idea is
Food reflect our cultural similarities and differences.
Students will be learning vocabulary of fruit, main food, dessert and some soft drinks, and also the sentences patterns to express what they like/dislike to eat. In the end, students will do a role-play at a restaurant.
G4/5 students will work as a group to make a menu and write the scripts for our role-play. Videos will be uploaded.
G2/3 students will make a comic strips to do the role-play.
G1 students will make books about our food.
For students and parents who would like to reinforce/extend what we learned, please log in http://quizlet.com and find my sets which record what we have learned.
Food Main food set
Food Fruit set
Lower Elementary food set
If you are not sure how to use quizlet.com, please see this link for assistance. https://vimeo.com/113241642
You also can use kidsmandarin app on iPad to search for food topic.
G5 Yonguk was talking about Korean version's Zodiac story. It is great to see students make the cultural connection after our Chinese New Year celebration.
If you speak Mandarin, your brain is different. By Larry Taylor
G2 students will be learning their unit of inquiry on how we express ourselves in their homerooms. The central idea from UOI is "Images and print are used to express meaning". In order to integrated with this UOI, students will explore Chinese calligraphy. They will experience how they are going to hold "Mao Bi 毛笔 “ and also write some pictography characters. In the end of the UOI, students will make illustrated books in Mandarin (Pinyin and Characters). You will see what characters our students can write by Mao Bi by pictures here when we finish.
This is Yan Ping, Zhao Lao Shi, who teaches Mandarin at ISS in Singapore.
Please refer to our school Managebac for Mandarin learning outcome in listening and speaking, viewing and presenting, reading and writing.