Archive for November, 2012

Procedures for 11/30/12

Procedure for HS 1P Chinese III (11/30/12)

目标: 1) I Can talk about school life.  2) I can answer simple conversation questions.  3) I can complete a pen pal letter to describe my family life and school life.

功课: 1) Draft of 2nd Pen pal letter due on next Monday.  2) Write Chinese characters.  3) WB pages 18 + 21.  4) Round robin reading text pages 14-15, Monday, 12/3/12.

程序:

  1. 1) Collect food items and $1 donation.  2) Return exit papers.  Makeup work (柏莉雅, 倪德範).
  2. 1) Captains check WB page 14.  Go over answer key.  2) Pass out sample Lesson Four conversation questions list.  3) Read text passages on pages 14-15.  4) Teach new characters with terms (向, 不可以 = 不要, 注音, 注意, 没错 = 不错, 请问, 问答, 问题 = 考题, 交).
  3. Work on pen pal letter ó Conversation questions Q/A.

 

 

 

Procedure for MS 2P/7P Chinese I (11/30/12)

 

Objectives: 1) I can showcase my mastery of Lesson Four materials.  2) I can acquire culture knowledge about Chinese customs of birthday celebrations.

Homework: Lesson Five characters definitions.

Procedure:

  1. 1) Turn in your Lesson Four characters worksheet.  Pass out Lesson Five characters worksheet.  2) Makeup work (2P: Steelley—2, Jose—2, Bridget, Alex M.—2, Keaton; 7P: Michael, Erin, Alexa).  Questions?
  2. 2.      1) Lesson Four chapter test.  2) (2P) Learn Happy Birthday Song in Chinese.  3) (2P) DVD: Chinese birthday celebration.

 

 

Procedure for MS 3P/5P Exploratory Chinese (11/30/12)

 

Objectives: 1) I can acquire culture knowledge about Chinese school daily routine, student transportation, foreign language instruction.  2) I can play game in Chinese version.  3) I can explore more origami.  4) I can understand the urgency of learning Chinese language in America

Homework: N/A

Procedure:

  1. 1) Makeup work (3P: Patrick; 5P: Miranda).  Return all papers.  2) Origami time: ball/cube.  3) (5P) DVD: Chinese Program in American Schools + Chinese class / Chinese Club activities.
  2. 1) (3P) Culture reading: Transportation / Grade Level in China / Foreign Language Instruction / Pets in China.  2) Game time: Follow the leader.

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Procedures for 11/29/12

Procedure for HS 1P Chinese III (11/29/12)

目标: 1) I can talk about my school life experience.  2) I can polish my listening skill through listening to audio files.  3) I can acquire cultural knowledge about daily routine in Chinese schools.

功课: 1) Lesson Two chapter test oral exam: Thursday and Friday: 12/6/12 and 12/7/12, written test: Monday, 12/10/12.  2) WB page 14.

程序:

1.   1) Collect food items & $1 donation.  2) Ms. Chang will attend a workshop at the U. of Akron from 9-5 on 12/1 and 9-12 on 12/2.  Please be patient in waiting for my response to your request.  3) Makeup work (希珍薇, 倪德範).  Return exit slip paper.  4) Interim report cards due next Wednesday.  Complete all makeup work by the end of tomorrow.  5) Captains check WB page 15.  Go over answer key.

2.   1) Culture reading: A Day at School w/exit slip.  2) Audio clips & comprehension questions.

3.   Conversation translation questions Q/A ó Work on your pen pal letter.

 

 

 

 

 

Procedure for MS 2P/7P Chinese I (11/29/12)

 

Objectives: 1) I can sight read text passages and pinyin sentences.  2) I can acquire cultural knowledge about Chinese birthday celebration customs.  3) I can prepare for my Lesson Four chapter test.

Homework: 1) Prepare your chapter test tomorrow.  2) Your Lesson Four characters worksheet due tomorrow.

Procedure:

  1. 1) Makeup work (2P: Jose, Steelley, Bridget, Alex M., Suzu, Stephen; 7P: Michael, Owen, Erin, Sam, Alexa).  Return oral / skit / survey papers.  2) Read pinyin sentences #1-#15.  3) Teach Review Sounds 2 sentences #16-#18.  4) Quick review text passages pages 23-25.  5) Round robin reading text passages.
  2. 1) Culture reading: text pages 28-31 with pictures of birthday peaches and birthday noodle.  2) Writing practice.

 

 

 

Procedure for MS 3P/5P Exploratory Chinese (11/29/12)

 

Objectives: 1) I can talk about myself in Chinese.  2) I can acquire cultural knowledge about Chinese New Year and Mid-Autumn Festival celebration.  3) I can play Simon Says and Pin the Tail on the Donkey game in Chinese.  4) I can understand the urgency of learning Chinese in America now.

Homework: N/A

Procedure:

  1. 1) (5P) Oral presentation.  2) DVD: Chinese New Year / Chinese Lantern Festival / (3P) Mid-Autumn Festival.  3) (3P) Culture reading: Chinese traditional festivals.
  2. 1) (3P) DVD: Chinese program in American Schools / Why Chinese now?  2) Show Chinese I class roster, (3P) Chinese class and Chinese Club activities.

 

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Procedures for11/28/12

Procedure for HS 1P Chinese III (11/28/12)

目标: 1) I can talk about school life.  2) I can understand the requirements for my second pen pal letter.  3) I can acquire culture knowledge about Chinese schools.

功课: 1) Pen pal letter draft due Monday, 12/3/12.  2) Write characters.  3) WB page 15.  4) Simple conversation translation questions Q/A tomorrow.

程序:

  1. 1) Collect food items and $1 donation.  2) Return papers.  3) Makeup work (倪德範).
  2. 2) Pass out / go over 2nd Pen Pal Letter checklist & requirements.  3) Teach new characters with terms (新 ó旧, 新来的, 很久很久以前, 迟到, 糟糕, 蛋糕, 年糕).  4) Culture Window reading w/Quiz slip.

 

Procedure for MS 2P/7P Chinese I (11/28/12)

 

Objectives: 1) I can review my Chinese through interactive game.  2) I can ask and answer simple conversation questions about identify, age, date and birthday.  3) I can explore Chinese culture through watching video clips.

Homework: Prepare your round robin reading text passages pages 23-25.

Procedure:

  1. Lesson Four oral exam ó Go to I drive, click Ms. Chang’s folder, click Ni Hao game 3rd edition, log in with any name.  And click Lessons 1, 2, 3, and 4 to review Chinese lessons.
  2. If you are done with interactive game and survey, click the following links for enrichment.  1) Mid-Autumn Festival: http://chinese.yabla.com/player_cdn.php?id=2600&tlang_id=en.  2) Wild panda winter survival – Wild China – BBC, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MtQqQtcqA2o&feature=autoplay&list=EC2E91957935CFBC6C&playnext=1. 3) BBC Real Chinese, Part 5 – Food and Restaurants (Ordering food in a restaurant.  Saying what you like to eat and what you don’t like to eat), http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g-ZeP4-tqZE&feature=related

3.   Make sure you turn in your multiple intelligence survey printout.

 

Procedure for MS 3P/5P Exploratory Chinese (11/28/12)

 

Objectives: 1) I can talk about myself in Chinese.  2) I can showcase my art project.  3) (3P) I can acquire cultural knowledge about Chinese New Year celebration.

Homework: N/A

Procedure:

  1. 1) Oral presentation.  2) Art project presentation, if any.
  2. 1) (3P) DVD: Chinese New Year.  2) Culture reading: Chinese traditional festivals / calendars.  Showcase Chinese calendar.

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Procedures for 11/27/12

Procedure for HS 1P Chinese III (11/27/12)

目标: 1) I can sight read text passages.  2) I can ask and answer simple conversation questions. 3) I can apply high-level logic thinking to unscramble Chinese sentences.

功课: N/A

程序:

  1. 1) Collect food items and $1 donation.  2) Captains check unscrambled sentences worksheet.  3) Return translation papers.  Makeup work—translation questions (甘博力, 倪德範).  4) Go over answer key to two worksheets.
  2. Round robin reading pages 16-17.

 

Procedure for MS 2P/7P Chinese I (11/27/12)

 

Objectives: 1) I can ask and answer simple conversation questions about identify, age, date and birthday. 2) I can play interactive game to review for my chapter test.  3) I can take a survey to find out my learning style.

Homework: 1) Prepare your oral exam tomorrow, if you have not done so.  2) Practice reading text passages on pages 23-25.

Procedure:

  1. 1) (7P) Return skit papers.  2) Draw sticks randomly to take oral exam.  ó Go to I drive, click Ms. Chang’s folder, click Ni Hao Game – 3rd edition to activate Ni Hao interactive game.  You can enter any name to log in.   And then click Lesson 2 and Lesson 3 to review what you have learned before, or Lesson 4 to review for your chapter test.
  2. You can also find out your learning style by clicking the link and answering 40 question:  http://www.bgfl.org/bgfl/custom/resources_ftp/client_ftp/ks3/ict/multiple_int/questions/questions.cfm?lang=zh.  Turn it in at the end of today or tomorrow.

 

 

Procedure for MS 3P/5P Exploratory Chinese (11/27/12)

 

Objectives: 1) I can apply what I have learned to create an art project.  2) I can talk about myself in Chinese.  3) I can acquire culture knowledge about Chinese festivals such as Chinese New Year.

Homework: Practice reading your oral presentation.

Procedure:

  1. 1) Bring in your books to read / homework to do tomorrow.  2) Read oral presentation sentences #1-#10.  3) Take turns turning in your art project.  4) Art project presentation.
  2. 1) Culture reading: Chinese holidays.  2) DVD: Chinese New Year.

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Procedures for 11/27/12

Procedure for MS 2P/7P Chinese I (11/27/12)

 

Objectives: 1) I can ask and answer simple conversation questions about identify, age, date and birthday. 2) I can play interactive game to review for my chapter test.  3) I can take a survey to find out my learning style.

Homework: 1) Prepare your oral exam tomorrow, if you have not done so.  2) Practice reading text passages on pages 23-25.

Procedure:

  1. 1) (7P) Return skit papers.  2) Draw sticks randomly to take oral exam.  ó Go to I drive, click Ms. Chang’s folder, click Ni Hao Game – 3rd edition to activate Ni Hao interactive game.  You can enter any name to log in.   And then click Lesson 2 and Lesson 3 to review what you have learned before, or Lesson 4 to review for your chapter test.
  2. You can also find out your learning style by clicking the link and answering 40 question:  http://www.bgfl.org/bgfl/custom/resources_ftp/client_ftp/ks3/ict/multiple_int/questions/questions.cfm?lang=zh.  Turn it in at the end of today or tomorrow.

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Removing air from water pipes

Getting air bubbles in your water pipes is a common and often noisy problem. Thankfully, despite the unpredictable spurting faucets and clunky noises emanating from your plumbing, the air bubble problem can be rectified quite simply without an expensive visit from the plumber, but sometimes it is better to hire a professional for plumbing services. This guide will show you how to remove air from a gravity-based mains water system. It’s so quick and easy that you’ll only need one tool: an adjustable wrench.

Step 1 – Turn Off Your Water Supply
There are usually two water supplies in a house: the mains water system, which provides fresh water to your home, and the drainage or waste water system, which takes used water away from toilets and sinks through a separate system of pipes.

If you have a gravity-fed hot water system, your mains water entry system will be indirect. This means that the mains water is fed to two places, the cold tap in the kitchen and the cold water storage tank, which is usually found in a loft space. The cold water storage tank will feed all the other water sources in the house.

Before you can deal with the air bubbles, you need to turn the mains water system off. By doing this, you will be able to clear the rest of the water in the system whilst there is no further water coming through.

Do not turn off the drainage water system. The symptoms and air bubbles this project is addressing originate solely in the mains water entry system.

Step 2 – Locating Your Faucets
You need to locate all of the faucets in your house. Don’t forget that your house may have some external faucets to provide water to your garden or yard area.

Step 3 – Running the Water Out of the System
Since we are working with a gravity fed mains system, the process of clearing the water out of your mains system will begin from the bottom-most point of the house and work upward from there. Starting with whichever faucet is at the lowest point in the house, open the faucets to run the water out. Work your way up vertically and run each faucet in turn, leaving them on until all the water has run through.

If you have outside faucets that you are running water from, make sure you attach a hose to the faucet to run the water away from the house. You should not leave water sitting near the foundation of your house, as this can cause damage.

Step 4 – Closing the Faucet at the Lowest Point
Once all the water has stopped running through the system, you need to turn off the faucet at the lowest point in the house. Just that one though. Leave all the other faucets open.

Step 5 – Turn on the Water Supply
You now need to turn the mains water supply back on.

Step 6 – Running the Water Through
Finally, you need to leave the rest of the faucets running in the house. The water will begin to run through them gurgling out at first. Don’t be alarmed, as the gurgling is normal given what you’ve just done to the system. After a short time, the water should begin to run smoothly from all the faucets.

This lack of spurting is the tell-tale sign that your water system is now free of air bubbles. You can now turn off all the remaining faucets in the house.

TIP: While this fix is certainly easy, running that much water through your system can be costly, epecially if you live in a drought-sensitive region. If you still wish to clear any air bubbles in your system, use these same steps but place containers under each faucet to save any escaping water. The collected water can be used for anything from watering the yard to washing the car.

Front Page on November 26th, 2012

Procedures for 11/20/12

Procedure for HS 1P Chinese III (11/20/12)

目标: 1) I can talk about things that are related to school life.  2) I can ask and answer simple Chinese questions.

功课: 1) Translation worksheet due: Monday, 11/26/12.  2) Practice reading text passages on pages 16-17.  Round robin reading pages 16-17 on Tuesday, 11/27/12.

程序:

  1. 1) Turn in your homework assignment of making 4 sentences.  2) Teach new characters and terms (哦, 嘘, 话, 说话, 说大话, 忘, 忘记, 记得, 借).
  2. Pair activity: complete translation questions.

 

 

 

Procedure for MS 2P/7P Chinese I (11/20/12)

 

Objectives: 1) I can welcome people, identify people, and state ages.  2) I can sight read pinyin sentences and text passages.  3) I can ask and answer simple conversation questions.

Homework: 1) Complete character writing assignment.  2) Practice reading text passages on pages 23-25 and pinyin sentences #1-#12.  3) Lesson Four Oral exam: Tuesday + Wednesday, 11/27-11/28.  Lesson Four round robin reading: Thursday, 11/29/12.  Lesson Four chapter test: Friday, 11/30/12.

Procedure:

1.   1) Makeup work—WB pages (2P: Maisy, Suzu + Stephen; 7P: Erin, Brielle, Chloe).  2) (2P) Return skit papers.  3) Work in the media center on Tuesday and Wednesday (11/27 and 11/28) for Lesson Four oral exam.

2.   1) Teach pinyin sentences #10-#12 / reading sentences #1-#9.  2) Teach characters (马, 克, 祝).  3) Read text passages on pages 23-25.

3.   1) Listening activity: WB page 22.  Go over answer key.  2) Q/A session with Ms. Chang.

 

 

 

Procedure for MS 3P/5P Exploratory Chinese (11/20/12)

 

Objectives: 1) I can talk about myself in Chinese.  2) I can explore Chinese pop music.  3) I can explore Tangram pieces game.

Homework: Complete your art project.  Due next Tuesday, 11/27/12.

Procedure:

  1. 1) Makeup work/test (3P: Adam; 5P: Kevin).  2) Return quiz papers.  3) Read sentences #1-#10.
  2. Pass out / explore Tangram pieces game.
  3. 1) Chinese rapping songs.  2) DVD: Panda Adventure—10 minutes.

 

Front Page on November 20th, 2012

Procedures for 11/19/12

Procedure for HS 1P Chinese III (11/19/12)

目标: 1) I can polish my speaking and listening skills through questions/answers session.  2) I can enhance my reading skill through a high-level logical rearrangement activity.  3) I can talk about my school life.

功课: 1) Read text passages on page 16.  2) Complete speaking questions handout in class tomorrow.  3) Make a pair of question and answer sentences with term terms (意思, 多久了).

程序:

  1. 1) Retake review session: 6:50 am, Tuesday, 11/20/12.  Scheduled retake sessions: 6:50 am, Tuesday, 11/27/12.  Turn in your application form at the end of the class with your two activities specified.  Make sure you show Ms. Chang all your missed assignments before you are allowed to take your retake.  2) Please consider bringing non-perishable food items and $1 starting the week of 11/26-11/30.  The “donor of the day” will have a chance to win a gift card.  3) Makeup work (甘士凯, 倪德範).  4) Return skit papers.
  2. 1) Captains check unscrambled sentences worksheet + WB page 10.  Go over answer key to WB page 10 and unscrambled sentences.  2) Quick review (习 / 習, 学习 / 學習 = 学 / 學, 多少, 久, (有) 多久了, 很久了 = 好久了, 多, 不到, 左右, 流, 利, 老虎, 马马虎虎 / 馬馬虎虎 = 还可以 = 还好).  3) Q/A session.
  3. Teach terms (流行, 意, 思, 心意, 大意, 小意思, 什么意思, 课本, 行, 拿来, 拿去, 作业).
  4. 1) Pass out speaking questions handout.  2) Pair activity.  Q/A session.

 

 

 

Procedure for MS 2P/7P Chinese I (11/19/12)

 

Objectives: 1) I can ask and answer simple Chinese questions.  2) I can apply what I have learned to create a skit with a partner.

Homework: 1) Practice pinyin sentences #1-#9 and text passages on pages 24-25.  2) Practice conversation questions.

Procedure:

  1. 1) Makeup work (2P: Steelley, Michael, Stephanie, Keaton, Amari; 7P: Connor, Jackson—3 reading assignments).  2) Captains checks WB pages 23-26.  3) Go over answer key.  4) Check your e-mail account tonight.  Ms. Chang will e-mail you the audio file for Review Sounds #2 handout today.
  2. 1) Teach pinyin sentences #7-#9.  2) Skit presentation.
  3. Pair activity: Conversation practice.  Q/A session with Ms. Chang.  3) Song time: 七八九 / Happy Birthday to You.

 

 

Procedure for MS 3P/5P Exploratory Chinese (11/19/12)

 

Objectives: 1) I can name colors in Chinese.  2) I can acquire cultural knowledge about Chinese housing, Chinese traditional clothes, Chinese silk, and Chinese colors.  3) I can utilize a website tool for my Chinese learning.  4) I can explore Tangram pieces.

Homework: 1) Complete your art project (due next Tuesday, 11/27/12).  2) Practice oral presentation sentences.

Procedure:

1.   1) Quick review (colors).  2) Makeup work (3P: Zeke; 5P: Miranda).  3) Practice reading sentences #1-#10.  4) Introduce website: www.mdbg.net to type pinyin or characters.   5) Quiz #4.

2.   1) Cultural reading:  Housing.  Traditional clothes, Chinese silk and Chinese colors.  2) Pass out / explore tangram pieces game.

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Procedures for 11/16/12

Procedure for HS 1P Chinese III (11/16/12)

目标: 1) I can talk about various experiences with the specification of time duration. 2) I can rearrange unscrambled into logical sequences.  3) I can review Chinese through viewing video clips.

功课: 1) Write Chinese characters.  2) Unscrambled sentences worksheet.  Due next Monday.

程序:

1.   1) Ask for re-take form at the end of the class.  2) Teach (习 / 習, 学习 / 學習 = 学 / 學, 久, 多少, 不到, 流, 利, 老虎, 马马虎虎 / 馬馬虎虎 = 还可以 = 还好).  3) Conversation Q/A (多了, 不到, 大概 = 左右).

2.   1) Video clips.  2) Group activity (阳冬, 苏丽雯, 麥珠莉, 李白丝, 林凯丽, 李文敦, 越野): WB page 10 w/sentence slips (for Lesson Two chapter test) + unscrambled sentences worksheet.

 

 

 

Procedure for MS 2P/7P Chinese I (11/16/12)

 

Objectives: 1) I can ask and answer conversation questions to greet people, introduce myself or other people, and ask and state ages.  2) I can sight read pinyin sentences and text passages.

Homework: 1) Skit presentation starts on Monday, 11/19/12.  2) WB pages 23 (section B)-26.  3) Complete writing Chinese characters.  4) Practice reading pinyin sentences and text passages.

Procedure:

  1. 1) For the students who will participate in the field trip, see you tomorrow!  2) Review / Teach Review Sounds 2 handout: sentences #1-#6.  3) Read text passages from pages 24-25.  4) Pass out / go over conversation questions handout.  5) (7P) Teach new characters and terms (谢 / 謝, 谢谢 / 謝謝, 请 / 請, 进 / 進, 请进 / 請進, 快, 乐 / 樂, 快乐 / 快樂).
  2. Read pinyin sentences to Ms. Chang ó 1) Practice reading pinyin sentences #1-#6 and text passages from pages 23-25.  2) Practice conversation questions.  3) Complete your WB pages.

 

 

Procedure for MS 3P/5P Exploratory Chinese (11/16/12)

 

Objectives: 1) I can name colors in Chinese.  2) I can talk about myself in Chinese.  3) (3P) I can explore tangram pieces.  4) I can acquire cultural knowledge about Chinese yo-yo, Chinese kong-fu, terra cotta warriors, Chinese family size and how Chinese address their family members.

Homework: Review learned color terms.  Quiz #4: Monday, 11/19/12.

Procedure:

  1. 1) Quick review (hong se, huang se, hei se, bai se, lan se, lv se, zong se, zi se, cheng se, hui se, fen hong se).  2) Practice reading sentences #1-#10.
  2. 1) DVD: Terra Cotta Warriors, Chinese kong-fu, and Chinese yo-yo.  2) Culture reading: Family size and addressing family members.
  3. (3P) Pass out / explore tangram pieces game.

 

 

Front Page on November 16th, 2012

Procedures for 11/15/12

Procedure for HS 1P Chinese III (11/15/12)

目标: I can showcase my Chinese proficiency through presenting a skit.

功课: 1) Prepare to present your skit tomorrow, if you have not done so.

程序:

  1. 1) Captains check Lesson Two character definitions.  2) Turn in makeup work—Lesson One characters worksheet.
  2. 1) Skit presentation.  2) Return Lesson One test/characters worksheet/data analysis/Review answer key to all questions.  Feedback time??

 

 

 

Procedure for MS 2P/7P Chinese I (11/15/12)

 

Objectives: 1) I can sight read text passages and pinyin sentences fluently and accurately.  2) I can identify people, state age and welcome people.

Homework: 1) Prepare to present your skit on next Monday.  2) Practice reading text passages on pages 24-25 and pinyin sentences.

Procedure:

  1. 1) Turn in your skit with checklist.  2) Pass out / go over Review Sounds 2 handout: sentences #1-#3.
  2. 1) Quick review (谁, 啊, 欢, 迎, 岁, 今, 年, 几, 两, 生).  2) (2P) Teach characters with terms (谢 / 謝, 谢谢 / 謝謝, 请 / 請, 进 / 進, 请进 / 請進, 快, 乐 / 樂, 快乐 / 快樂).
  3. Read 3 pinyin sentences to Ms. Chang ó 1) WB pages 23 (Section B)-26.  2) Practice reading text passages from pages 24-25 and pinyin sentences.   3) Practice conversation questions.

 

 

Procedure for MS 3P/5P Exploratory Chinese (11/15/12)

 

Objectives: 1) I can name colors in Chinese.  2) I can talk about myself in Chinese.  3) I can acquire culture knowledge about Chinese zodiac animals, Chinese tea, and Chinese food.

Homework: Review learned color terms.

Procedure:

  1. 1) Return draft #2.  2) Makeup work (3P: Zeke).  3) Quick review (hong se, huang se, hei se, bai se, lan se, lv se, zong se, zi se, cheng se, hui se, fen hong se).  4) (5P) Teach new terms (cheng se, fen hong se, hui se).
  2. 1) Read sentences #1-#10.
  3. Culture reading: Chinese zodiac animals, Chinese tea and Chinese food.

Front Page on November 15th, 2012