Archive for December, 2009

Procedures for 12/18/09

HS 1P/9P (12/18/09)

Objectives: Students will take their Lesson 6 quiz today.

Homework: N/A

Procedure:

1. 1) Ms. Chang returns papers (oral presentation). Collect all checklists. 2) 5-sentence paragraph is due on 1/4/10. Audacity recording is on 1/11/10 (Lesson 6 + Review Sounds #2). 3) Makeup work (1P: Ericka—oral presentation; 9P: Cory, Jeremie, Kayla—audacity).

2. Quiz.

3. Have a wonderful winter break! Check your grades and e-mail me if you have any questions.

HS 2P (12/18/09)

Objectives:

Homework: N/A

Procedure:

1. 1) Ms. Chang returns papers. Collect all checklists. 2) 5-sentence paragraph about your winter break is due on 1/4/10.

2. Chinese II: 1) Presentation (Kevin, Kay Leigh). 2) DVD viewing. 3) Audacity makeup (Kevin, Brianna, Sarah, Kay Leigh, Victoria, Lauren). When?

3. Chinese III: 1) Chinese III students turn in your character homework (, , , , ). 2) Guest speaker: Louisa Armstrong. 3) Write down your feedback from Amazing Race, please!! 4) Audacity makeup (Michael, Christina). When? 5) Lesson 1 Part II quiz on 1/6/10 or earlier?

4. Have a wonderful winter break! Check your grades and e-mail me if you have any questions.

MS 3P/5P (12/18/09)

Objectives: 1) 3P students will solidify their Chinese number characters through working on activities. 2) 3P students will gain knowledge about Chinese arts through a video viewing. 3) 5P students will gain knowledge about Chinese zodiac legend and work on their first origami product.

Homework: N/A.

Procedure:

1. 1) Return all papers. 2) Missing assignment (3P: Jennafer: paper cutting/Chinese characters/connecting dots).

2. Quiz.

3. (3P) Hunting Chinese characters for numbers. DVD viewing: Chinese Civilization and Art.

4. (5P) Culture reading: Chinese Zodiac animals. Origami: pinwheel.

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Procedures for 12/17/09

HS 1P/9P (12/17/09)

Objectives: 1) Students will finish up their oral presentation about their family today. 2) Students will review for their lesson 6 quiz tomorrow.

Homework: Study for quiz tomorrow.

Procedure:

1. 1) Take one copy of Lesson Six Study Guide. 2) 5-sentence paragraph is due on 1/4/10. 3) Audacity recording is scheduled on 1/11/10.

2. Oral presentation (1P: Ericka, Wyatt, Colin; 9P: Jeremie, Shauna, Cory, Eddie).

3. Go over Study Guide.

4. Review game: magnet characters/listening comprehension.

5. (1P) Teach Review Sounds #2.

HS 2P (12/17/09)

Objectives: 1) Chinese II students will finish their oral presentation about their house floor plan, play Pin the Tail on the Donkey game and try Macarena to review all direction terms. 2) Chinese III students will run Amazing Race today.

Homework: N/A

Procedure:

1. 1) Chinese III students turn in your character homework (, , , , ). 2) Ms. Chang returns all papers.

2. Chinese II: 1) Presentation (Kevin, Brianna, Kay Leigh). 2) Pair practice: Pin the Tail on the Donkey game.

3. Chinese III: 1) A few notes before going out. 2) Get your wrist band, folder w/your passport, and a plastic bag. Good luck.

MS 3P/5P (12/17/09)

Objectives: 1) 3P students will solidify their Chinese number characters through a connecting dots activity. 2) Students will gain knowledge about Chinese characters through a video viewing. 3) 5P students will solidify their Chinese number characters through a coloring activity.

Homework: Review for quiz tomorrow.

Procedure:

1. 1) Return all papers. 2) Missing assignment (3P: Jennafer: paper cutting/Chinese characters). 3) (5P) Collect Connecting Dots homework.

2. Quick review (0-10, 100)—sounds and Chinese characters.

3. (3P) Chinese characters hunting activity/Chinese character connection activity.

4. VHS viewing: Chinese word for horse.

5. (5P) Pass out coloring activity paper. Coloring activity.

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Procedures for 12/16/09

HS 1P/9P (12/16/09)

Objectives: 1) Students will finish up their oral presentation about their family today. 2) Students will review for their lesson 6 quiz on Friday.

Homework: Study for quiz on this Friday.

Procedure:

1. 1) Ms. Chang returns papers. 2) Go over answer key to WB pages (36/38/40).

2. Oral presentation.

3. Read/Review textbook pages 43-46.

4. (9P) Teach Review Sounds #2.

HS 2P (12/16/09)

Objectives: 1) Chinese II students will finish their oral presentation about their house floor plan today. 2) Chinese III students will practice sample tasks today and go over details for tomorrow’s Amazing Race.

Homework: 1) Chinese III students practice terms for buildings, etc and practice tangram/origami. 2) One row for each new characters (, , , , ).

Procedure:

1. 1) Ms. Chang returns all papers. 2) Chinese III students get one copy of Notes for Amazing Grace. 3) Announcement from NSLI-Y.

2. Chinese II: 1) Presentation. 2) Work on/Study Lesson 4.

Chinese III: 1) Postpone our quiz after winter break so that An Ru Yi can visit us on Friday? 2) Go over Notes for Amazing Race. 3) Practice sample tasks (tangram, getting change, folding papers, fruit/weather flash cards, etc). 4) Work on/Write new characters (, , , , ).

MS 3P/5P (12/16/09)

Objectives: 1) 3P students will continue to finish up learning Chinese Pinyins and characters about numbers 0 and 100, Chinese counting principal, and Rock, scissors, and paper game in Chinese version. 2) 5P students will solidify their Chinese number characters through two activities.

Homework: Review learned terms and Chinese characters (0-10, 100) for quiz this Friday.

Procedure:

1. Missing assignment (3P: Jennufer: paper cutting).

2. Quick review (3P: 1-10; 5P: 0-10, 100)—sounds and Chinese characters.

3. Teach new terms (3P: 0/100)—sounds and Chinese characters. Collect your character assignment.

4. (3P) Learn Chinese number counting principle.

5. (3P) Culture reading: finger guessing game.

6. (5P) Chinese characters hunting activity/Chinese character connection activity.

7. Showcase art project sample work: clock.

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Procedures for 12/15/09

HS 1P/9P (12/15/09)

Objectives: 1) Students will present their oral presentation about their family today. 2) Students will finish up lesson 6 workbook pages.

Homework: Study for quiz on this Thursday.

Procedure:

1. 1) Ms. Chang returns your papers. 2) Ms. Chang checks the completeness of your WB pages at the end of the class period. 3) (1P only) Get a copy of answer key to WB pages 35/38/40 at the end of the class if you complete your WB assignment.

2. Oral presentation. Work on your WB pages while you listen to your classmates’ presentation.

HS 2P (12/15/09)

Objectives: 1) Chinese II students will present their oral presentation about their house floor plan today. 2) Chinese III students will practice sample tasks today and review for their quiz on this Thursday.

Homework: Chinese III students practice tangram/origami, and study your lesson 1.

Procedure:

1. 1) Ms. Chang returns all papers and flash drives. 2) Chinese III students get one copy of study guide.

2. Chinese II: Presentation.

3. Chinese III: 1) Get one copy of Lesson 1 Part II study guide. 2) An Ru Yi is visiting this Thursday (?). Amazing Race postpones to Thursday. Quiz is on Friday. 3) Practice sample tasks (tangram, getting change, folding papers, flash cards, etc). 4) Review WB pages.

MS 3P/5P (12/15/09)

Objectives: 1) Students will continue to learn/finish up learning Chinese Pinyins and characters about numbers 0-10 and 100. 2) Students will gain knowledge about Chinese food/cuisine. 3) Students will learn Rock, scissors, and paper game in Chinese version

Homework: 1) Review learned terms (0-10, 100). 2) Chinese characters assignment (0-10, 100).

Procedure:

1. Quick review (3P: 1-5; 5P: 0-10)—sounds and Chinese characters.

2. (3P) Skit – Victoria and Allison.

3. Teach new terms (3P: 6-10; 5P: 0 and 100)—sounds and Chinese characters. (5P) Collect your character assignment.

4. (5P) Learn Chinese number counting principle.

5. (3P) Showcase Chinese cook books.

6. (5P) Culture reading: finger guessing game.

7. (%P) Showcase art project sample work.

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Procedures for 12/14/09

HS 1P/9P (12/14/09)

Objectives: 1) Students will practice their speaking/listening/writing skills through a Monday sharing routine and conversation questions. 2) Students will finish up lesson 6.

Homework: WB pages 36/38/39.

Procedure:

1. 1) Turn in your 7-character wring assignment. 2) Monday sharing. Turn in your 5-sentence paragraph. 2) Ms. Chang returns your papers. 3) Lesson 6 quiz is on this Thursday, 12/17 (announced on 12/8/09). Oral presentation will be conducted for the next two days.

2. Go over conversation card questions. Pair/Class activity: conversation questions.

3. Class work: WB pages 34/35. Draw your stick as your order of oral presentation.

HS 2P (12/14/09)

Objectives: 1) Students will polish their listening/speaking/writing skills through a Monday sharing routine and conversation questions. 2) ChineseStudents will practice sample Amazing Race instructions and tasks.

Homework: Chinese III students practice tangram/origami, and study your lesson 1.

Procedure:

1. 1) Revised schedule at MS; Ms. Chang cannot stay after class. Revised schedule tomorrow: longer 2P. 2) Chinese III: Lesson 1 part II quiz this Thursday (12/17). 3) Chinese II: turn in your poster, model or flash drive w/name and filename.

2. Monday sharing. Collect your 5-sentence paragraph. Chinese II: draw your stick as your order of presentation tomorrow.

3. Chinese II: 1) Group activity (4 in a group): conversation questions. 2) Practice your script to your partner. Turn in your script.

4. Chinese III: 1) Try sample instructions. 2) Practice sample tasks (tangram, getting change, folding papers, flash cards, etc).

MS 3P/5P (12/14/09)

Objectives: 1) Students will practice their speaking/listening/writing skills through a Monday sharing routine. 2) Students will continue to learn numbers 1-5 or 6-10. 3) Students will gain knowledge about Chinese food/cuisine.

Homework: 1) Review learned terms (1-10). 2) Chinese characters assignment (1-10).

Procedure:

1. Monday sharing. Turn in your 5-sentence paragraph.

2. (5P) Quick review (1-5)—sounds and Chinese characters.

3. Teach new terms (3P: 1-5; 5P: 6-10)—sounds and Chinese characters.

4. Listen to CD: 1-7.

5. Culture reading: Chinese food.

6. Showcase Chinese cook books.


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Procedures for 12/11/09

HS 1P/9P (12/11/09)

Objective: Students will gain knowledge about China’s geography, traditional religions, and beliefs through a DVD viewing.

Homework: 1) 5-sentence paragraph. 2) 7-character writing assignment. 3) E-mail Ms. Chang your family picture over this weekend.

Procedure:

1. 1) Take one copy of a DVD summary handout and one oral presentation checklist. 2) Ms. Chang returns all papers. Check and review your sentences. Edit your sentences in your computer, too.

2. 1) Go over checklist. 2) Teach new characters (, , ). Introduce new sentence pattern about them.

** 這是 / 他是 / 她是 (爸爸, 媽媽, 哥哥, 弟弟, 姐姐/姊姊, 妹妹) .

** / / 今年 < # >

** 他是 / 她是 / 我是 < profession >

< next year > 他是 / 她是 / 我是 or 他叫 / 她叫 / 我叫 or

他姓.., 他叫.. / 她姓.., 她叫.. / 我姓.., 我叫..

3. DVD viewing: “China: From Past to Present: Geography, Traditional Religions, and Beliefs.

HS 2P (12/11/09)

Objectives: 1) Chinese II students will finalize/work on their floor plan project. 2) Chinese III students will get familiarity on direction instructions. 3) Students will gain knowledge about China’s geography, traditional religions, and beliefs through a DVD viewing.

Homework: 1) Chinese II: finalize your floor plan project. 2) Chinese III: get familiar with all terms for building, directions, etc. 3) 5-sentence paragraph.

Procedure:

1. Chinese II: 1) return quiz paper for review. Collect. 2) Work on your project.

2. Chinese III: Go over sample tasks list.

3. 1) Pass out a DVD summary handout. 2) DVD viewing: “China From Past to Present: Geography, Traditional Religions, and Beliefs.

MS3P/5P (12/11/09)

Objectives: 1) Students will take their quiz #1 (basic greetings). 2) Students will gain knowledge about China’s geography, traditional religions, and beliefs through a DVD viewing.

Homework: 5-sentence paragraph.

Procedure:

1. Quick review.

2. Quiz #1 (basic greetings).

3. (5P) Culture reading: lucky and unlucky numbers.

4. (3P) Finish paper cutting activity.

5. DVD viewing: “China: From Past to Preset: Geography, Traditional Religions, and Beliefs”.

6. Teach new terms (numbers 1-5) and corresponding Chinese characters

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Procedures for 12/10/09

HS 1P/9P (12/10/09)

Objectives: Students will learn sentence patterns to introduce family members.

Homework: One row for each new character (, , , , , , ). Due next Monday.

Procedure:

1. 1) Turn in your homework of describing your family members. 2) Sample family picture. 3) Question (/, pronunciation of ge)?

2. Read text pages 47.

No possessives are needed when the term is used as a subject.

Use 我家instead of 我的家. Use 我爸爸 instead of 爸爸.

No articles are needed in Chinese.

他是老師 (not like English: He is a teacher => not 他是一個老師).

No shi is needed before age!

/ / 我今年 < # >

3. Teach new characters (, , , ).

4. Edit your paragraph about your family members (family tree diagram w/name and age and profession, 3 sentences for each member). Collect at the end of the class.

HS 2P (12/10/09)

Objectives: 1) Chinese II students will be familiar with sentence patterns describing relative position of all room in a house. 2) Chinese III students will be comfortable reading direction instructions in finding their way around the building.

Homework: 1) Chinese II students: finalize your floor plan project/script. 2) Chinese III students: get familiar with all terms for reading directions/classrooms in a building.

Procedure:

1. Chinese II: 1) Quick review. 2) The following students set up an appointment w/Ms. Chang. Some minor/major discrepancies in your audacity files (Kevin, Sarah, Brianna, Kay Leigh, Victoria, Zachary, Lauren). 3) Quiz. 4) Check/return your audacity grade slip. Free time if you are done.

2. Chinese III: 1) Take one copy of sample direction instructions. 2) Independent/pair study: work on direction instructions.

MS 3P/5P (12/10/09)

Objectives: 1) Students will practice Chinese folk arts of paper cutting (longevity and double happiness). 2) Students will finish up basic greetings unit.

Homework: Study for quiz #1.

Procedure:

1. Quick review of all learned terms.

2. Teach new terms (lao shi, tong xue men, dong le ma).

3. (3P) Culture reading (pgs. 5/6) and check out traditional/contemporary publications.

4. Culture reading (birthday celebrations; lucky and unlucky numbers

5. Paper cutting activity (longevity and double happiness).

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Procedures for 12/9/09 Procedures

HS 1P/9P (12/9/09)

Objective: 1) Students will polish their listening/speaking/writing skills though a Wednesday sharing routine. 2) Students will draft their family tree diagram with corresponding sentences for their oral presentation next week.

Homework: Complete your family tree sentences w/diagram.

Procedure:

1. 1) Turn in your 6-character homework. 2) Return all papers (audacity grades, 3-sentences). 3) Go over common mistakes in audacity (, 大概)

2. 1) Wednesday sharing. 2) Flash card activity.

3. Read text pages 43-44/47.

5. Draft your family tree sentences w/diagram. Collect

HS 2P (12/9/09)

Objectives: 1) Chinese II students will review for quiz tomorrow. 2) Chinese III students complete their WB pages.

Homework: 1) Chinese II students study for quiz tomorrow. 2) Chinese III students study for Amazing Race.

Procedure:

1. 1) Return all papers (audacity grades, course schedule). 2) Ms. Chang checks the completeness of your WB pages. 2) Flash card activity.

2. Chinese II: 1) Type setting activity. 2) Flash card activity. 3) Class work: Answer/write sentences.

3. Chinese III: 1) Go over key to WB pages 12/15. 2) Pair activity: getting information about school buildings. 3) Make terms on SmartBoard (WB page 14).

MS 3P/5P (12/9/09)

Objectives: 1) Students will perform a skit with learned greeting terms. 2) Students will continue to learn Chinese characters and gain knowledge about Chinese publication. 3) Students will brainstorm ideas about their art project.

Homework: Review for quiz on Thursday.

Procedure:

1. 1) Return all papers (skit, Chinese characters, etc). 2) Quick review.

2. (3P) Finish your skit. Learn 6 more Chinese characters.

3. Perform your skit.

4. (5P) Brainstorm ideas and showcase some art project samples.

5. (5P) Culture reading: Chinese publications/pronunciation


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Procedures for 12/8/09

HS 1P (12/8/09)

Objective: Students will continue learning Lesson six.

Homework: 1) One row for each new character (, , , , , ). 2) Makeup work.

Procedure:

1. 1) Return all papers. 2) Turn in your 3 sentences (Erin, Ashley, Maggie, Bryan, Devon, Ericka, Wesley, Ryan, Caelan, James, Lillian, Jay, Adam Y.). 3) Audacity mistakes (wrong file format, recorded Review Sounds #2 instead of #1, script with characters but no Pinyin). Makeup work due tomorrow. Talk to Adam F., Caelan, Colin, Adam Y., Jay, Aashna, James, Wyatt, Ryan, Erin, Antonio, Ericka, Maggie, Ashley). 4) Oral presentation on 12/15-12/16. Lesson six quiz on 12/17.

2. Teach new characters (, , , , , ).

3. Independent study: 1) Review Sounds #2. 2) Flash cards activity. 3) Using Lesson Six sentence structure, draft your family tree sentences. Ms. Chang works with individual student now.

HS 2P (12/8/09)

Objectives: 1) Chinese II students will review for their quiz on Thursday. 2) Chinese III student will review for their quiz and Amazing Race.

Homework: 1) Chinese II: WB pages 18, 20, & 27. 2) Chinese III: WB pages 12/14/15.

Procedure:

1. 1) Return all papers. 2) Chinese II: take one copy of Lesson 3 Study Guide. Lesson 3 quiz is on Thursday (12/10). Floor plan presentation is from 12/15-12/16. Due date for model/PP file/movie slip/poster is next Monday (12/14). 3) Chinese III: turn in your class schedule w/teacher name/classroom number. Lesson 1 part II quiz next Wednesday (12/16/09). Amazing Race is next Tuesday (12/15/09).

2. Chinese II: 1) Go over study guide. 2) Listen to CD: WB page 18 Section A. 3) Independent work: WB page 18 (Section B) / page 20; Floor Plan project. 4) Questions for Lauren & Brianna.

3. Chinese III: 1) Check key to WB pages 7/11. 2) Pair/Independent study: WB pages 12, 14, & 15. 3) Questions for Candace, Michael, Christina, and Marissa.

HS 9P (12/8/09)

Objectives: Given a speech by our guest speaker, Ms. Kirkendall, students will understand the advantages of knowing Chinese in this global community. Students will also learn her study strategies and know cultural differences between China and America.

Homework: N/A

Procedure:

1. Presentation.

2. Q/A?

MS 3P/5P (12/8/09)

Objectives: 1) Students will learn 8 simple Chinese characters. 2) Students will write and perform a skit with basic greeting terms.

Homework: One row for the learned Chinese characters.

Procedure:

1. 1) Return all papers. 2) Quick review.

2. Teach new terms (stand up, bow, sit down).

3. Culture reading. Teach Chinese characters (3P: , ; 9P: ).

4. Explain skit requirements (two copies, highlighted, 7/9 different terms for pairs/group of 3). (5P only) Collect Chinese character homework.

5. Students work on/perform the skit. (5P only) Collect the script.


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Procedures for 12/7/09

HS 1P/2P/9P (12/7/09)

Objective: Students will make an audacity recording and type their script today.

Homework: 1) 3-sentence paragraph for Chinese I, 2) floor plan for Chinese II, & 3) your class schedule with teacher’s name and classroom number.

Procedure:

1. 1) Turn in your 5-sentence paragraph. Papers will be returned tomorrow for Tuesday sharing. 2) Draw your two sticks for sentences/paragraphs.

2. Audacity recording: Name your file: 1) Chinese I: < last name > Lesson5, 2) Chinese II: < last name > Lesson3, and 3) Chinese III: < last name > Lesson 1. Submit into the corresponding folder HS1P, MS1P, HS2P, or HS 9P.

3. Chinese I: Log onto http://learningchineseonline.net/ to type three sentences (your name, your age, # of people in your family) with Pinyin and Chinese characters. Collect. Turn in your text passage slip with your name on it so that Ms. Chang can make comments on it. Practice memory or flash card game (www.yellowbridge.com).

4. Chinese II: Log onto http://www.inputking.com to type your script for oral presentation. Script and model/poster/PP file/movie clips are due on this Friday. Turn in your text passage slip with your name on it so that Ms. Chang can make comments on it.

5. Chinese III: Turn in your class schedule with teacher’s name and classroom number tomorrow. Turn in your text passage slip with your name on it so that Ms. Chang can make comments on it.

MS 3P/5P (12/7/09)

Objectives: 1) Students will polish their writing/speaking/listening skills through a Monday sharing routine. 2) Students will continue to learn basic greeting terms.

Homework: Review all learned terms.

Procedure:

1. Monday sharing. Turn in your 5-sentence paragraph.

2. Return/Go over reading packet.

3. Quick review of all terms.

4. Teach new terms (Dui Bu Qi, Mei Guan Xi, Shang Ke, Xia Ke).

5. (5P only) Culture reading. Learn 7/8 Chinese characters (sun, moon, mountain, tree, water, person, fire).

6. (3P only) DVD review: Asia’s Global Influence (A Personal Tour: Hong Kong Through the Eyes of Jackie Chan, Jackie Chen’s Tips for Visiting Hong Kong, the Practice of Martial Arts).

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