Archive for February, 2010

Procedures for 2/25/10

HS 1P/9P (2/25/10)

Objectives: 1) Students will practice speaking/listening skills by interviewing each other in a pair activity. 2) Students will practice reading text passages for audacity.

Homework: Practice reading text passages and study for quiz on next Tuesday.

Procedure:

1. 1) Return all papers. Read text pages 66-69 while Ms. Chang checks your WB pages assignments. 2) Go over answer key to WB pages 52/54. 3) Go over common writing mistakes (, , , ). 4) No password is needed tomorrow. Parents need to contact Ms. Dawn Ferrante in writing to request a password copy.

2. Class work: Read text pages 66-69.

3. DVD viewing: 1) The Lady White Snake. 2) Tang Monk Disciplines Monkey King.

4. Survey: Chinese decoration (interested? – fill in the sign-up sheet, not interested? — being someone’s helper and specify in the sign-up sheet, too! Bring in supplies of staplers!! Volunteers—bring in glue guns w/glue sticks è say this in the sign-up sheet, please!)

5. (9P only) Pair activity: Interview each other for information (English/Chinese last/first names, nationality, language ability, and your dream profession).

HS 2P (2/25/10)

Objectives: 1) 中文二students will take a Lesson Four test today. 2) 中文三students will prepare/review for their text on next Tuesday.

Homework: 1) 中文二: finish up your skit. 2) 中文三: WB page 28. Study for your Lesson Two test on Tuesday (3/2/10).

Procedure:

1. 中文二: 1) Return all papers. Quick review. 2) Take Lesson four test. 3) Complete your skit. Due on next Tuesday.

2. 中文三: 1) Return all papers. 2) Check your WB pages assignment. 3) Go over answer key to assignment. 4) Read sentence patterns on text pages 28-31.

3. Survey: Chinese decoration (interested? – fill in the sign-up sheet, not interested? — being someone’s helper and specify in the sign-up sheet, too! Bring in supplies of staplers!! Volunteers—bring in glue guns w/glue sticks è say this in the sign-up sheet. Too!). 2) No password is needed tomorrow. Parents need to contact Ms. Dawn Ferrante in writing to request a password copy.

MS 3P/5P (2/25/10)

Objectives: Students will learn terms about animals and sports to use in their oral presentation.

Homework: 1) Review for quiz on Friday. 2) Work on your art project and oral presentation.

Procedure:

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

2. Showcase a singing art project. Demonstrate how to type pinyins on a website.

3. Pass out/Go over sports/animals handouts (terms and legend story). Teach supplementary terms.

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Procedures for 2/24/10

HS 1P/9P (2/24/10)

Objectives: Students will work on skit, text passages, and listening comprehension.

Homework: WB pages 51/54.

Procedure:

1. 1) Turn in your character assignment (, , , ). 2) Return papers. Make sure you know your password for logging onto ProgressBook. 3) Go over common mistakes (, , , ).

2. Read text pages 66-69.

3. Whole class activity: conversation practice.

4. Preview some possible comprehension questions. Volunteers needed.

5. Pair activity: 1) Read text pages 660-69. 2) Add sentences to your skit.

6. (1P only) SHE singing group: Chinese rapping to promote Chinese language learning.

HS 2P (2/24/10)

Objectives: 1) Chinese II students will review for lesson 4 test on Thursday, 2/25. 2) Chinese III students will use direction terms to ask for/give/follow directions to get to places.

功課: 1) 中文二: study for quiz on Wednesday. 2) 中文三: WB pages 21/22.

Procedures:

1. 1) Return papers. 2) Make sure you know your password to log onto ProgressBook.

2. 中文二: 1) Go over Study guide. 2) Read text pages 43-47. 3) Review WB pages 32-34, sentence patterns in text pages 49-50. 4) Work on your skit.

3. 中文三: 1) Turn in your character assignment (, ). 2) Independent work: Practice reading text pages 18-24/25/27. 3) Return 2 copies of revised pen pal letters.

MS 3P/5P (2/24/10)

Objectives: 1) Students will finish up color unit. 2) Students continue to build sentences for their oral presentation.

Homework: Review all 11 learned terms.

Procedure:

1. 1) Missing work (3P: Parker—index cards; 5P: Nate—origami, Eric—quiz and index cards, Mac—quiz and index cards). 2) Return quiz papers.

2. Teach new terms (orange, pink, grey).

3. Construct oral presentation draft #2 (sentence #7).

4. (3P) Culture reading: Chinese food.

5. (5P) Chinese finger guessing game. Continue to browse through cook books.

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Procedures for 2/23/10

HS 1P/9P (2/23/10)

Objectives: 1) Students will continue to learn lesson 7. 2) Students will review sentence patterns learned from lesson 6 to lesson 7.

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

Procedure:

1. 1) Turn in your character assignment (, , , , ). 2) Return papers. Make sure you know your password to log onto ProgressBook. Do not remember yours? Let Ms. Chang know and get the password for you. We need the password for listening comprehension on Friday.

2. Teach new characters (, , , ).

3. Read text pages 66-68.

4. Dry erase board activity: Review sentence patterns from Lesson 6 to Lesson 7.

5. Introduction to Journey to the West. DVD: Tang Monk Disciplines Monkey King, if time allows.

HS 2P (2/23/10)

Objectives: 1) Chinese II students will review for lesson 4 test on 2/24 and work on their skit. 2) Chinese III students will use direction terms to give/follow directions to get to places.

功課: 1) 中文二: study for quiz on Wednesday. 2) 中文三: Study for text pages 25/27.

Procedures:

1. 1) Return papers. 2) Make sure you know your password to log onto ProgressBook. Do not remember yours? Let Ms. Chang know and get the password for you. We need the password for listening comprehension on Friday. 3) Write Good Luck cards for Ben.

2. 中文二: 1) Review WB pages 32-34, text pages sentence patterns in text pages 49-50. 2) Work on your skit.

3. 中文三: 1) Turn in your character assignment (, , , ). 2) Independent work: Practice reading text pages 18-24. Class work: 1) Learn new characters (, ). 2) Go over text pages 25/27.

4. DVD: Tang Monk Disciplines Monkey King.

MS 3P/5P (2/23/10)

Objectives: 1) Students will continue to learn new color terms. 2) Students will brainstorm ideas for their art project.

Homework: Review learned terms.

Procedure:

1. 1) Missing work (3P: Jake—index cards and draft #1, Parker—index cards; 5P: Nate—origami, Eric—quiz and index cards, Nicko—index cards, Mac—quiz and index cards). 2) Return all papers.

2. Quick review (black, red, yellow, white).

3. Teach new terms (blue, green, purple, brown).

4. Explain/Construct #6 for oral presentation draft #2.

5. Show case more art projects (PP, movie, etc).

6. Pair practice: take turns practicing reading all six sentences.

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Procedures for 2/22/10

HS 1P/9P (2/22/10)

Objectives: 1) Students will continue to learn lesson 7. 2) Students will review sentence patterns learned from lesson 2 to lesson 7.

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

Procedure:

1. 1) Questions about your grades in ProgressBook? 2) Listening comprehension at 2nd F. lab this Friday (2/26). Lesson 8 quiz is on next Tuesday (3/2/10). Audacity is on next Wednesday, 3/3.

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

3. Read text pages 66-68.

4. Dry erase board activity: Review sentence patterns from Lesson 2 to Lesson 7.

HS 2P (2/22/10)

Objectives: 1) Chinese II students will review for lesson 4 test on 2/24. 2) Chinese III students will use direction terms to give/follow directions to get to places.

功課: 1) 中文二: study for quiz on Wednesday. 2) 中文三: 生字一行 (, , , ).

Procedures:

1. 中文二: 1) Take one copy each of study guide and skit rubric. Skit due/perform on next Tuesday (3/2/10). Listening comprehension at 2 F. on this Friday (2/26). Lesson 4/lesson 2 audacity is on next Wednesday, 3/3. 2) Work on your skit with a partner.

2. 中文三: 1) Turn in your character assignment (, , , , , ). 2) Check answer key to WB page 23. 3) Learn new characters (, , , ). 4) Go over text page 24 with terms (—take/bring, 參觀—visit a formal place such as factory/tourist spot/museum/school etc, 打坐, —during …., —want/ask , –use, 點菜, 服務生—waiter/waitress, 流利–fluently, 高興–happy, —after (verb), 上午, 中午, 早飯, 午飯, 迷路—get lost, 路人—passerby, 這裡–here, 那裡–there, 哪裡–where) and measure words (, ).

MS 3P/5P (2/22/10)

Objectives: Students will start a new unit today (colors).

Homework: Review learned terms.

Procedure:

1. (5P) 1) Review. 2) Quiz.

2. Missing work (3P: Megan, Joe—5-sentence oral presentation draft; 5P: Disha—connecting the dots. Nate—origami).

3. Make color flash cards—get colored strips, index cards, glue. Write characters and pinyins for black color card. Collect at the end of the class period.

4. Browse through cook books, if you are done with making flash cards.

5. Teach new terms (red, black, white, yellow).

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Procedures for 2/19/10

HP 1P/9P (2/19/10)

Objectives: Students will be able to recognize countries through playing a Name That Country game. 2) Students will be able to apply learned terms in creating a skit.

Homework: Practice reading text pages 66-67.

Procedure:

1. 1) Return papers. One assignment without name!! 2) Interim report cards will be distributed on next Friday. ProgressBook closes on Tuesday morning. Check the ProgressBook over this weekend to make sure your grades is correct. 3) No 5-sentence paragraph this weekend. 4) Common mistake ().

2. Read text pages 66-67.

3. Game time: Name the country.

4. Skit time: Go over 3 skit cards. Students pair with a partner, choose a skit, and work on at least three sentences. Collect at the end of the class period.

HP 2P (2/19/10)

Objectives: 1) Chinese II students will review material for their Lesson Four test. 2) Chinese III students will be able to talk about modes of transport and their use.

功課: 1) 中文二: Study for test and practice for audacity. 2) 中文三: 生字一行 (, , , , , ).

Procedure:

1. 1) Interim report cards will be distributed on next Friday. ProgressBook closes on Tuesday morning. Check the ProgressBook over this weekend to make sure your grades is correct. Kristine/Christina/Rachel turn in your work. 2) No 5-sentence paragraph this weekend. 3) Chinese II Lesson Four test is on Wednesday (2/24). Chinese III Lesson Two text is on the following Monday (3/1).

2. 中文二: 1) Class work: read text passage on the bottom of page 53. 2) Listening activity: WB page 36. Go over the answer key.

3. 中文三: 1) Learn new characters (, , , , , ). 2 Pair/Group activities: Follow the activity sheet to complete two tasks. Collect at the end of the class. 3) lass work: read text pages 18-23, if time allows.

MS 3P/5P (2/19/10)

Objectives: 1) Students will complete their first draft of oral presentation. 2) Students will gain historical knowledge about the Great Wall of China through viewing a DVD. 3) Students will continue to brainstorm ideas about what and how they are going to make in their final art project.

Homework: Review for unit #3 quiz.

Procedure:

1. 1) (3P) Quick review. Quiz. 2) (5P) Return all papers. 3) Missing work (Disha: connecting the dot). 4) No 5-sentence paragraph over this weekend. 5) Interim report cards will be distributed on next Friday. ProgressBook closes on Tuesday morning. Check the ProgressBook over this weekend to make sure your grades is correct. 6) (5P) Quiz on next Monday.

2. Check/collect grades for your origami products.

3. Construct oral presentation draft: sentence #5. Collect.

4. (5P) Culture reading: Chinese cooking.

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Procedures for 2/18/10

HS 1P/9P (2/18/10)

Objectives: Students will review terms and sentence patterns through a conversation practice and flash card activity.

Homework: N/A.

Procedure:

1. 1) Turn in your character assignment. Ms. Chang returns papers. 2) Check your WB pages 49/50. Go over the answer key.

2. Listening activity: WB page 50/Section B. Go over the answer key.

3. Read text pages 66-67.

4. Video viewing: evaluate a website that provides animated teaching materials.

5. Group activity: 1) Conversation session. 2) Flash cards review activity.

6. DVD: (9P only) 1) Finish The Lady White Snake? 2) The Ballad of Mulan.

HS 2P (2/18/10)

Objectives: 1) Chinese II students will review terms of colors and types of clothes and be able to describe how clothes fit. 2) Chinese III students will be able to describe how far it is between two places, how long it takes to arrive at a certain place, and how to get to a destination.

功課: 中文二: Review for quiz on next Wednesday. 中文三: practice reading text pages 18-23.

Procedure:

1. 1) 中文三 students turn in your character assignment. 2) Video viewing while Ms. Chang checks Chinese III (WB page 23) assignment.

2. 中文二: 1) Independent work: Review activity: matching. 2) Class work: Read text pages 43-47.

3. 中文三: 1) Candace/Kristine/Christina turn in your revised pen pal letters again. 2) Class work: Read text pages 18-23. 3) Independent work: Matching.

MS 3P/5P (2/18/10)

Objectives: 1) Students will continue to construct sentences for their oral presentation draft #1. 2) Students will complete two origami products.

Homework: Review all learned terms (family members & supplementary terms).

Procedure:

1. 1) Return all papers. 2) Missing work (3P: Jacob—5-sentence paragraph and hunting characters in the newspaper; 5P: Disha—quiz #2, Autumn—hunting characters in newspaper, Disha/Mary/Nicko—connecting the dots, 5-sentences: Nate, Shawn, Autumn, Cara, Selina, and Eric). 3) Quick review. 4) Quiz moves to next Monday?

2. Teach new terms (he, year, sheng ri). Construct sentence #4 with different scenarios.

3. Origami: pinwheel and gift box. Collect.

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Procedures for 2/17/10

HS 1P/9P (2/17/10)

Objectives: 1) Students will review sentence patterns through a conversation session. 2) Students will be able to talk about his/her nationality.

Homework: 1) WB pages 49 Section A/50 Section C. 2) One row for each new character.

Procedure:

1. 1) Return all papers. 2) Missing work (1P: Kristen, Wyatt, Jay, Michela, Bryan, Ericka, Andrew; 9P: Jeramie, Kayla, Anthony, Tyler, Cory, Mitchell). 3) Read 5-sentence paragraph (Aashna, Kristen). 4) Showcase writing assignment (Heidi).

2. Matching activity.

3. Learn new characters (, , , , ). Read text pages 66-67.

4. Conversation questions (country, citizens, student, teacher, pets, age, etc).

HS 2P (2/17/10)

Objectives: 1) Chinese II students will be able to state that they are looking for something in particular. 2) Chinese III students will be to .

功課: 1) 中文二: 1) text pages 46-47. 2) Review text pages 43-45 and WB pages 29-33; 中文三: text pages 21-23 and WB page 23.

Procedure:

1. 1) Return all papers. 2) Missing work (中文二: Kevin, Kirsten, Bryan, Alex, Amelia, Zach, Eric, Kara, Sarah, Jae Min; 中文三: Ray, Michael, Kristine).

2. 中文二: 1) One assignment without name? Lesson Four quiz: 2/24. Class work: Listen to WB page 34. Go over the answer key. 2) Go over text pages 46-47. Independent work: Study sentence patterns on text pages 48-50.

3. 中文三: Independent work: 1) Go over mistakes in pen pal letters. 2) WB page 23 to rearrange characters in sentences. 3) Preview text pages 24-25. Class work: 1) Go over text pages 22-23. 2) Teach new characters (, , , , ).

HS 3P/5P (2/17/10)

Objectives: 1) Students will learn supplementary terms and construct sentences for oral presentation. 2) Student will work on origami products. 3) Students will continue brainstorm ideas for their art project.

Homework: Review all learned terms.

Procedure:

1. 1) Quiz #3 is on this Friday. 2) Quick review. 3) Return all papers.

2. Pass out/go over oral presentation sentence patterns handout.

3. Teach new terms (jia, you, ..ge ren). Write first three sentences.

4. Showcase art project sample work (pillow, clock, lego, craft, origami, etc).

5. Make origami.

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Procedures for 2/16/10

HS 1P/9P (2/16/10)

Objectives: Students will celebrate Chinese New Year through sampling food and viewing two famous folk stories.

Homework: N/A

Procedure:

1. 1) Turn in your character assignment. Ms. Chang returns all papers. 2) Missing PP drafts (1P: Adam F., James, Wyatt, Colin, Aashna, Bryan, Ericka, Devon, Ryan; 9P: Kayla, Cam, Joel, Cory, Mitchell). 3) Makeup work (1P: Caelin/9P: Ryan, Cory, Kayla & Jeremie finish your audacity before the end of today. 4) Makeup character assignment (1P: Bryan, Ericka, Andrew, Ryan, Kristen, Wyatt). 5) Art work is displayed in the showcase in front of the Foreign Language Dept.

2. Tuesday Sharing. Collect your 5-sentence paragraph.

3. (1P only) Common character mistakes (, ).

4. 1) Get your food and drink. 2) Pass out pictures.

5. DVD time: 1) Traditions for Chinese New Year. http://www.history.com/video.do?name=culture&bcpid=1681694254&bclid=1683773460 & http://www.activechinese.com/2009.jsp

2) The Ballad of Mulan. (1P only) 3) The Lady White Snake.

HS 2P (2/16/10)

Objectives: Students will celebrate Chinese New Year through sampling food and viewing two famous folk stories.

功課: Text pages (中文二: 45-46; 中文三: 21-23).

Procedure:

1. 1) Return all papers. 2) Makeup work/test (Leshe, Michael). 3) 中文二: turn in your WB page 35. 中文三: turn in your pen pal letter. 5) Art work is displayed in the showcase in front of the Foreign Language Dept.

2. Tuesday sharing. Turn in your 5-sentence paragraph.

3. Chinese II: Common writing mistakes (: rather or quite, not very ó , , ; ; ).

4. Chinese III: Missing work (Christina—characters).

5. Animals PP presentation.

6. 1) Get your food and drink. 2) DVD time: The Lady White Snake & The Ballad of Mulan.

MS 3P/5P (2/16/10)

Objectives: 1) (3P) Students will take a unit #3 quiz today. 2) Students will start a new unit (family) today. 3) Students will know one another better through a Tuesday Sharing routine.

Homework: Review all learned terms.

Procedure:

1. Tuesday sharing. Collect.

2. 1) Return papers. 2) Any makeup work (Disha)?

3. (3P) 1) Quick review. 2) Quiz.

4. Teach new terms (baba, mama, gege, didi, jie jie, meimei).

5. VHS: Chinese Word for Horse. 2) (5P only) Chinese New Year (history channel) + prepare origami papers.

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Procedures for 2/12/10

HS 1P/9P (2/12/10)

Objectives: 1) Students will continue to learn characters in Lesson 8. 3) Students will finish viewing two DVDs about Monkey King and Beijing Stadium.

Homework: 1) One row for each new character (, 西, ). 2) 5-sentence paragraph describing an object.

Procedure:

1. 1) Turn in your character assignment. Ms. Chang returns all papers. 2) Missing PP drafts (1P: Adam F., James, Caitlin, Wyatt, Colin, Aashna, Bryan, Ericka, Devin, Ryan; 9P: Jeremie, Eddie, Kayla, Cam, Joel, Cory, Mitchell). 3) Makeup work (Adam F., Caelin, & Brad talk to Ms. Chang, please.). 4) (9P only) Return audacity slip. Ryan, Cory, Kayla & Jeremie to Ms. Chang, please. Finish all audacity on/before next Tuesday.

2. 1) Common mistakes (, ). 2) Learn new characters (, 西, ).

3. Review text page 66.

4. DVD view: 1) The Making of Monkey King. 2) Beijing Stadium (Bird Nest).

HS 2P (2/12/10)

Objectives: 1) Chinese III students will practice reading text passages in Lesson 2 today. 2) Students will continue to view the building/designing process of Beijing Statium.

功課: 生字一行: 1) 5-sentence paragraph describing an object (colors, sizes, usage, ownership), etc). 2) Text pages (中文二: 45-46; 中文三: 21-23). 3) 中文三: pen pal letter. Due on next Tuesday. 中文二: WB page 35.

Procedure:

1. 1) Return all papers. 2) Makeup test (Amelia, Leshe, Kevin, Christina, Michael, etc).

2. 中文二: 1) Turn in your character assignment. 2) Work on your WB page 35.

3. Chinese III: Go over text pages 22-23.

4. DVD: Beijing Stadium.

MS 3P/5P (2/12/10)

Objectives: 1) (3P) Students will learn Chinese counting principle. 2) Students will continue to explore Chinese folk art: cutting paper.

Homework: 5-sentence paragraph.

Procedure:

1. (3P) 1) Return papers. 2) Quick review. 3) Makeup work? 4) Finish up paper cutting patterns, newspaper hunting activity and Connecting the Dots activities.

2. (5P) 1) Return papers. 2) Quick review. 3) Missing work (Brittany, Disha). 4) Quiz. 5) Finish up newspaper hunting activity, paper cutting, and Connecting the Dots activities, if you are done with both activities. 6) DVD: The Great Wall of China.

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Procedures for 2/11/10

HS 1P/9P (2/11/10)

Objectives: 1) Students will review terms in Lesson 2 to Lesson 7 through a Bingo game. 2) Students will continue to learn characters in Lesson 8. 3) (1P only) Students will finish viewing Monkey King.

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

Procedure:

1. 1) Turn in your character assignment. 2) Missing PP drafts (1P: Adam F., James, Caitlin, Wyatt, Colin, Aashna, Bryan, Ericka, Devin, Ryan; 9P: Jeremie, Eddie, Kayla, Cam, Joel, Cory, Mitchell). 2) Return Audacity slip (Adam F., Aashna, Caelin, Heidi, Brad talk to Ms. Chang, please.). Common mistakes (, )

2. Learn new characters (, , , , ).

3. Bingo game.

4. (1P only) DVD view: The Making of Monkey King.

HS 2P (2/11/10)

Objectives: 1) Students will take a mini quiz. 2) Students will continue Lesson 2 and lesson 4 today.

功課: 生字一行: 中文二: ). 2) Text pages (中文二: 45-46; 中文三: 21-23). 3) 中文三: pen pal letter. Due on next Tuesday.

Procedure:

1. 1) Turn in your character assignment. 2) Makeup test (Dean, Victoria, Amelia, etc).

2. Chinese II: 1) Review descriptive terms (時髦, 漂亮, 舒服, 合身, 寬的, 窄的, 深的, 淺的, 短的, 長的, 新的, 舊的, 破的, 壞的). 2) Mini quiz. Learn terms (, , ó , , ; 怎麼樣, 你看). 3) Go over text pages 45-46.

3. Chinese III: Class: 1) Review terms for places (火車, 郵局, 動物園, 圖書館, 美術館, 醫院, 銀行, 市場, 體育館, 飯店 /飯館, 科學館, 百貨公司). 2) Mini quiz. 3) Work on your pen pal letters.

MS 3P/5P (2/11/10)

Objectives: 1) (3P) Students will learn Chinese counting principle. 2) Students will continue to explore Chinese folk art: cutting paper.

Homework: review all learned terms.

Procedure:

1. (3P) 1) Return papers. 2) Quick review. 3) Teach new terms (9, 10, 0, 100) w/Chinese characters. Collect. 4) Learn Chinese counting principle. 5) Finish up paper cutting patterns. 6) Newspaper hunting activity.

2. (5P) 1) Return papers. 2) Quick review. 3) Missing work (Brittany, Chad, Sam, Disha). 4) Finish up paper cutting patterns. 5) Newspaper hunting activity. 6) Connecting activity, if you are done with both activities.

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