Before Christmas 圣诞节来临之前 

Since Madison is a public School,we respect all the cultures.We don’t have a school wide activity to celebrate Christmas. Christmas surely is the most popular andthe kids like it much more than any other festival. So we did a lot Chritmas things in our class before Christmas. 


We start from the morning work , we are drawing Christmas pictures instead of writing Chinese Characters or writing numbers. Such as the reindeer,the ginger bread house and also Santa. For the Chinese language,we watched the Video about Christmas in Chinese in that way we learned some Christmas words. Like “Christmas tree圣诞树”“Christmas Day圣诞节”“Christmas Eve平安夜”“Santa Clous 圣诞老人”“麋鹿Reindeer “. As for the songs we learned the Jingle Bells铃儿响叮当” .  We even made a handcraft of reindeer. We paste the body parts of the paper reindeer together and we get an decaration for the Christmas tree. I got the messages from parents said that the kids are super happy about it and put it on to the Christmas tree right after they go home. And taught the parents how to say Merry Christmas in Chinese !

我们就从早晨作业开始吧,我们没有写汉字或者做数学题,而是给一些圣诞图片涂色,像圣诞老人的图片,麋鹿的图片,姜饼人的图片,还有姜饼屋的图片。我们一边涂,一边学这些生词。我们还看了 这些圣诞的视频也复习了这些词语。歌曲呢,我们学习了铃儿响叮当。我们还做了麋鹿的手工,我们把纸的麋鹿身体部位拼接,然后就得到了一个圣诞树装饰。很多家长给我发信息说 孩子们非常喜欢他们做的圣诞树装饰,一回到家就把它挂在了自己家的圣诞树上。而且还很开心的教爸妈说用中文说圣诞快乐。
Any festival will be the best chance to learn the Culture. Merry Christmas !! We are so looking forward to the next week activities!!


Fun Enrichment Activity —21 Elephants Still on the Bridge 有趣的文化充实活动 21只大象走过大桥


We had a wonderful day for enrichment activities. We did a very interesting experiment building a bridge. The activity get inspired by  the news “21 Elephants Walked Across the Newly-Opened Brooklyn Bridge to Prove Its Safety”

有课堂充实活动真是好玩的一天。我们做了一个有趣的实验自己造一座桥。这个活动的灵感来源于一条新闻 :21只大象横跨过新运行的布鲁克林大桥以此证明它的安全性。

To introduce the reason why do we choose the activity as a enrichment subject, we read a story book named  He’d walk his troupe of elephants across it.  


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After the story , the students knew about the history of the open of the Brooklyn Bridge and they showed the great interests to this activity.Some of them even can’t wait to do build their own bridges and do the test. But what materials do we use? How can we build a bridge? And How do we test?


The materials we had are,popsicle sticks , the small size paper cups, and the plastic animal toys.

The purpose is building a bridge with given materials  which can  undertake at least 21 animals .

The rules are , you have to do team work;you have to use  the paper cups  and the sticks in your own way, the bridge can not be knocked down.

我们的材料是:冰棒的棍子,小号的纸杯,还有一些塑料的小动物玩具。我们的目标是:用所给材料造一座自己的桥。你的桥必须可以承担至少21只小动物。我们的规则是 1,你必须是团队活动,2,你必须用所给材料,3,你的桥不能倒塌

Before we start, we reviewed some farm animals names we knew and learned more jungle animals in Chinese. In the process of making the bridges, we practiced the animal names as well. We do have fun and we do learn.


Giving the rules and materials, the students get started very soon. At the very beginning Two team didn’t work together very well so that they can’t even build a complete bridge by themselves. After some discussion and reflection, they realized that they need to discuss first and get a plan ahead and then get stick to that plan.


After dozen minutes, all of them did a great job and complete the mission. Everybody was so happy about the games and feel proud of themselves.



We learned how to work with your team members and we  achieve a goal by working hard and we won the happiness of being successful and we encourage each other and show our congrats when people are successful .


The enrichment day is very meaningful and fun.We even practice how to encourage each other in Chinese and we counted the animals in Chinese as well. We love the enrichment day.



The Best Thanks-giving Ever! 最好的感恩节! 

“Thanks” was one of the first several words we learned at the beginning of the school year. And we use it every day . How do we understand it and how do we show cares about other people are something we need to learn.Thanks-giving was the most important and suitable time for us to remember it in heart. 

“谢谢”这个词是我们开学前几天就已经学过的词. 我们每天也都在用。但是我们怎么样理解它,怎么样用它来表达我们对别人的关心和爱。还是需要我们学习的。感恩节给我们提供了一个很重要而且很合适的时机来用心记住体会它的意义。

This Friday we watched the Video of history and origin of thanksgiving.We learned somewords related.Like ” candycorn””fishing””hunting” “turkey” “May Flower ” and of course “thank you” in Chinese. After the video,we did some exercises about it .We did match the pictures and the words.We did guess the words according to the actions.After these fun activities,Kindergarteners getting so happy and proud of acquiring these cool knowledge in Chinese.我们观看了 关于感恩节的由来的影片。我们通过影片和很多活动学习了很多感恩节相关词语。像“玉米糖”,“钓鱼”“打猎”“火鸡”“五月花号” 当然我们再次复习了 “谢谢” 的另一种说法“感恩”。看完影片我们做了很多练习。我们做了图片连线,我们做了看动作猜一猜。幼儿园小朋友很开心我们可以学到这么多 “很酷”的词。

The most important and moving part is the sharing time.The contents were“Please say thank you to who you want to thank and you can even tell them why .Give them a hug if you can and share your feeling after you did it.”

最重要和最令人感动的活动要属我们的分享时间。分享时间的内容为:“ 对你想感恩的人说出感谢的话,你也可以告诉他们为什么,你还可以去拥抱一下你想感谢的人,然后分享你做了这些事情以后的感受。”

We thanked our friends and shared that they wanna thank their moms or dads because they are loving them. And we also thanked our friends for helping us out.What impressed me most is my little ones gave me a lot hugs , a lot of thanks to me and some of them are using their own words to say ” I love my Linlaoshi.” Which come from the sentence we learned from text ” I love my mom.”  孩子们有感谢爸爸妈妈因为他们爱它。有感谢朋友朋友帮助我们。让我最最感动和惊喜的是我也得到了很多拥抱和感谢。还有人替换课文中的一句话“我爱我的妈妈”对我说“我爱我的吝老师。

What makes me happy ,on one hand,is they love me and show love to me,which make me warm , on the other hand,my kindergarteners are using the language they learned instead of repeating it. This is huge huge step for us.We are ready to making the Chinese language become the tool of communicate in the real life. Way to go .my little ones , Your teacher is proud of you. 

让我开心的其实有两点,第一点是孩子们爱我也向我表达了爱,这让我很暖心,还有一方面我们幼儿园小朋友已经在使用我们学习的语言了 而不是还停留在重复的层面上。这是很大的进步。说明我们已经准备好把中文当作真正的语言在现实生活来交流。真的很棒。亲爱的小朋友们,好样的,你的老师以你们为骄傲!

How Much Do You Learn in the 45 School Days ?

Ask me how wonderful I am the form week.We had another great week! 又是一个美好的一周。

For Chinese we learned the text about fruit and the food we buy from the market. Food is always the best part and easiest part for us to learn.Because the kids are so excited to see the delicious food.They are so happy that they can ask the teacher for snacks in Chinese. As for the Chinese song ,we are all singing the fruit songs and the color songs .And some of them begin to make their own sentence with numbers colors and fruit.I love that!! Now teacher need to prepare something more to meet your need to speak the whole class.Let’s challenge the king of Chinese!! Who said the most Chinese sentences will be the winner and get the surprise from me!! Is this exciting? The answer will be yes!! And we will keep it!!

 中文课 我们学习了 水果和食物。学习吃的东西是最简单也是最开心的课程了。因为学生很兴奋。他们很开心自己可以跑过来找老师用中文要吃的点心了。我们也学习了关于水果的歌曲。很多同学已经可以用数字颜色 和水果一起造自己的句子了。这让我很开心。我觉得是时候要给他们更大的挑战了。我们下周要开始中文王比赛。说最多汉语的人可以得到最大的惊喜。这是不是很让人兴奋?当然!让我们一起坚持下去!加油!

Now We are Ready to count by 2 我们准备好了

The 8th week is a great challenge week for us.We begined another two new Chinese  texts which is all about the coloful balloons and the school supplies . The color balloon one we learned the colors before ,so it’s easy for us to get . However, as for the stationery, we likely to use them everyday  but they are still a little bit hard for us. We practiced them in the big group by repeating the Video and doing interesting exercises .The students enjoyed the interactions very much.That turned out to be a good result!We did a good job for trying the new ways for learning!We are ready to try more new things.

第八周对我们来说 是比较有挑战的一周。语文我们学了两课,一课是 讲关于彩色气球的,还有一课是关于文具的。因为之前学过颜色,所以学习《气球飞了》这首歌对我们来说很简单。虽然我们每天都在用,但是文具用品还是有点难。我们大组复述和小组做了很多有趣的游戏练习学习。我们还是做到了!事实证明我们做到了,我们尝试了新的方法,学生很享受这种游戏活动。我们已经可以开始学习更多的东西了!

Now time for math developing, we began to introduce how to make 3,4and 5 . We are creating our own ways to make 3,4and 5.So much fun in this part ,because we tried bear count and number rings to introduce the concept of making the numbers and we made the numbers with plastictines.The students pick up very quickly so I have to add more on Friday .So we learned make and take apart as well,which surprised me a lot. See,we are ready to count by 2!

接下来说说我们的数学课,我们本周开始学习 数字3,4,5的组成。通过用数字环和数数小熊的练习,我们明白了 组合的概念。我们还用了橡皮泥来捏数字。真的是很好玩所以学生们学的很快,以至于我们不得不在周五增加了学习内容。我们学了组成也提前学了分解。孩子真的是给了我太大惊喜。我们现在准备好学习更多!

Let me introduce my family 让我来介绍我的家人

For Chinese,We learn the text and also the characters. For text ,we learned the names of  family members and the pets. We can say “mom,dad,sister(elder),sister(younger),brother(elder),brother(younger),grandma, grandpa.And we also learned the names of some pets. The birds,cats ,dogs , fish, chicks .This is my ….I love my …. 

中文课,我们学了课文和汉字书写。课文我们学了家庭成员的表达方法,我们还学了怎么说宠物的名字。我们现在已经可以说爸爸妈妈姐姐妹妹哥哥弟弟和爷爷奶奶。我们还会说 小鸟小猫小狗小鱼和小鸡。这是我的谁谁谁,我爱谁谁。

We do morning meeting circle time by sharing our family members and we do show and tell in Chinese by introducing my own family members. 


We do big group and small group learning . In the big groups,we watch the video learning the words and how does other introduce their families. We repeat after teacher and correct the wrong pronunciations. In the small groups,we practice the Chinese characters ,listen to the Chinese stories through iPod,do workbook of BetterChinese to enhance what we learned from the big group and we finishing the family book.We use what we learn,that’s why we learn and how we practice.

我们会分为大组学习和小组学习。大组学习中我们可以看到视频学习,看到别人是如何介绍自己的家人。我们也会跟着老师重复学到的随时纠正发音错误。在小组活动中,我们写汉字,用iPod 听听力,我们会做课本对应练习册以此来巩固我们大组所学内容,我们还会做一本自己家人的家人书。我们应用我们学到的内容,这就是为什么我们要学习语言的原因,这也是我们平时练习的方式。

We learn what we eat for snacks and we learn what we should say when we want to ask for permission. We learn Chinese all the way. We learn Chinese by asking teachers and by ourselves as well. This is not only open to learning Chinese now,but also fit for learning any languages.Immerson is a great and quick way to learn a language. 


You Know What?We Can Count and Write Numbers in Chinese!知道吗?我们可以用中文数数也可以写中文数字了!

This is the six weeks of our school days.Now we can count to 20 and write to “十”in Chinese. Learning Chinese in all ways is pretty cool!! We learned the numbers from counting games,Chinese peom “一去二三里”and Chinese songs”我的朋友在哪里”Which contains the numbers in lyrics. 本周是开学第六周了,我们可以中文数到二十,我们可以写中文数字“一”到“十”.有这么多方法学中文真的很酷!我们从中文古诗《一去二三里》里学习数字,我们从歌词里有数字的歌曲《我的朋友在哪里》学习数字。

    The key to learn language is “Repeat!Repeat!Repeat!”So we learn it in Chinese songs and poems ,we learn it in directions and circle times,we learn it in line orders.After so many times of repetitions we learned the numbers quickly.We also have the homework teaching numbers to our parents at home. The fact is it works very well. This number week is the best!! Our students are the best!! Some of them can even count to 100 ,200,300,400,500 and 600! We learn the way we learn!That’s why we can learn so fast and effectively.We enjoy it! We have long way to go!