Archive for August, 2013

Procedures for 8/30/13

Procedure for MS Chinese I 1P/2P/8P (8/30/13)

 

Objectives: 1) I can utilize a website utility to find out my learning style.  2) I can learn to write and pronounce my Chinese name.  3) I can use a website tool to test the accuracy of my listening skill.

Homework: 1) Chinese name writing assignment.  Each character writes two rows.  Due (1P + 2P) next Wednesday, (8P) next Thursday (formative assessment: 10 points).  2) Learning Style Inventory due today.  3) Quiz #1 (bpmf handout): Monday, September 9, 2013.

Procedure:

1.      1) Missing China reading packet homework (8P: Grant, Tyler, Sean).  2) Write “Housekeeping Info,” “Homework,” “Quizzes/Exam,” “Handouts,” and “Checklist / Rubric” on your tabs.  3) Ms. Chang checks your school supplies.

2.      Please log onto to your e-mail account, read your e-mails and open an attachment.  Follow the instructions there to do a learning style inventory, and then use the website tool to learn to write your Chinese name.  If you are done, click the third link to play computer game to test your listening accuracy.

 

 

 

Procedure for MS Exploratory Chinese 3P/5P (8/30/13)

 

Objectives: 1) I can say simple Chinese greeting terms.  2) I can acquire cultural knowledge about Chinese chopsticks and Chinese characters.  3) I can use chopsticks to pick up food.

Homework: Review 24 learned terms.

Procedure:

1.      1) Collect / return Chinese character writing assignment (3P: Clay, Katherine; 5P: Molly, Anita).  2) No school on Tuesday, 9/3/13.  3) Quick review (19 terms + 8 Chinese characters).  4) Teach new terms (Shang Ke, Xia Ke, Dong le ma, Dong le, Bu Dong).

2.      1) DVD: Chinese schools + Chinese chopsticks.  2) Class activity: chopsticks practice.

Front Page on August 30th, 2013

Procedures for 8/29/13

Procedure for MS Chinese I 1P/2P/8P (8/29/13)

 

Objectives: 1) I can discriminate / blend consonants and vowels.  2) I can write simple Chinese characters.  3) I can use website tools to learn to write my Chinese name and pronounce syllables.

Homework: 1) School supplies due tomorrow (jumbo size book cover, marker, sock, binder w/dividers and tabs).  2) Chinese characters writing assignment.  3) Review learned syllables and new syllables in m section.

Procedure:

1.      1) Missing homework or homework without name (1P: Bradley, Emma, ?? + 3 copies without name; 2P: 3 copies without name and 1 missing—Shannon, Evy, Jamie, Caroline; 8P: 4 missing and 1 without name: Tyler, Ian, Sean, Grant).  Tina / Paul W. talk to Ms. Chang, please.  2) Chinese Club application form?  3) Meet the teacher night today.  4) (2P) Fire drill procedure.

2.      1) Introduce www.mdbg.net.  2) Pass out / go over introduce procedure to learn character animation for tomorrow.  2) Teach bpmf handout (Finish bmp + m section).  3) Teach picture characters (people, tree, water, fire, mouth, mountain / (8P) people, tree, mouth, mountain ).

3.      You can also use this website to listen to syllable pronunciation, http://chinese.yabla.com/chinese-pinyin-chart.php.

 

 

 

 

 

Procedure for MS Exploratory Chinese 3P/5P (8/29/13)

 

Objectives: 1) I can say simple Chinese greeting terms.  2) I can write simple Chinese characters.  3) I can gain cultural knowledge about Chinese characters.  3) I can gain geographical and cultural knowledge about major cities in China and Chinese characters.

Homework: 1) Review learned 19 terms.  2) Chinese character writing assignment.  Due tomorrow.

Procedure:

1.      1) (5P) Return China reading packet.  2) Quick review (14 terms + 8 Chinese characters).

2.      1) Teach new terms (qi li, jing li, zuo xia, qing zuo).  2) (5P) Class activity (xie xie, bu xie, bu ke qi).  3) Teach Chinese characters (water, fire).

3.      1) DVD: Shanghai.  2) Culture reading: pages 1-6. 3) Show & tell: Chinese publications + seals.

Front Page on August 29th, 2013

Procedures for 8/28/13

Procedure for MS Chinese I 1P/2P/8P (8/28/13)

 

Objectives: 1) I can discriminate / blend Chinese pinyin syllables.  2) I can review/write simple Chinese characters.  3) I can gain cultural and geographical knowledge about China and its special administrative regions.

Homework: 1) Chinese character writing assignment.  2) Review learned syllables.

Procedure:

1.      1) Return new China reading packet homework.  2) Collect old China reading packet homework work + new China reading packet (2P: Patricia; 8P: Sean).  3) Invitation e-mail to parents was sent out yesterday.  Missing parent’s e-mail address: (2P: Cameron, Patricia).  Incorrect e-mail address: (1P: Lexi; 2P: James).  4) (8P) Show Ms. Chang’s daily blog.  5) (1P + 8P) Go over fire drill procedure.  First fire drill: 2 pm today.

2.      1) (1P + 2P) Dictation (bpmf handout).  2) (8P) Pass out square paper + table of 8 picture characters + stroke order handout.   Review/Teach characters (sun, moon).  3) Introduce one website (pinyin table, http://www.quickmandarin.com/chinesepinyintable/pinyintable_vertical.php).  4) (8P) Finish up p section (bpmf handout).

3.      1) DVD: General Information about China / Hong Kong / Aomen.  2) Review (SARs—definition, nickname, Chinese and English pronunciations).

 

 

 

 

Procedure for MS 3P/5P Exploratory Chinese (8/28/13)

 

Objectives: 1) I can say simple greeting terms. 2) I can acquire historical, geographical and cultural knowledge about China.  3) I can write simple Chinese characters.

Homework: 1) Review 15 learned terms.  2) Chinese character writing assignment.

Procedure:

1.      1) Quick review (10 terms + 3 characters).  2) Signature slip (5P: Evan, Shane)?  3) (5P) Show Ms. Chang’s daily blog.  4) Go over fire drill procedure.

2.      1) Teach new terms (Xie Xie, Bu Xie, Bu Ke Qi, Wu An, Wan An).  2) (3P) Class activity: practice (xie xie, bu xie or bu ke qi).  3) Teach Chinese characters (people / person, tree, mouth).

3.      DVD: Introduction to China / Beijing.

Front Page on August 28th, 2013

Procedures for 8/27/13

Procedure for MS Chinese I 1P/2P/8P (8/27/13)

 

Objectives: 1) I can discriminate / blend to pronounce Chinese pinyin syllables.  2) (1P / 2P) I can use correct stroke order to write simple Chinese characters.

Homework: 1) Old China reading packet (17 questions).  Due tomorrow.  2) Signature slip due tomorrow.  School supplies due on Friday.  3) Review learned syllables for dictation.

Procedure:

1.      1) Signature slip (1P: Lexi; 2P: Abigail; 8P: Tina)?  China reading packet homework (1P: Aaron, Lexi, Sara C.; 2P: Patricia; 8P: Troy, Sydney, Emily, Rianna, Sean, Ian, Sara C.)?  Missing e-mail address (1P: Joshua—parent’s; 2P: Cameron, Patricia, Jonathan, Jacob—parent’s; 8P: Tina—parent’s).  Missing 8P e-mail address list.  2) Check out final seating chart and class number.  3) Pass out Chinese Club application form.

2.      1) Dictation (bpmf handout).  2) Teach (bpmf) handout.

3.      1) (1P) Pass out / go over Chinese basic stroke order handout + square paper.  2) Pair activity: Practice time: blending pinyin + review learned characters.

 

 

 

Procedure for MS Exploratory Chinese 3P/5P (8/27/13)

 

Objectives: 1) I can say simple Chinese greeting terms.  2) I can write simple Chinese characters.

Homework: 1) Review learned terms.  2) Chinese character writing assignment.

Procedure:

1.      1) Missing China reading packet (3P: Katie, Katherine; 5P: Jillian).  Any signature slips (3P: Anne; 5P: Evan, Shane)?  MS open house this Thursday night.  2) Quick review (5 terms + 1 character).

2.      1) Teach new terms (Zao, Ni Zao, Zao An, Zao Shang Hao, Zhang Lao Shi).  2) Teach Chinese characters (moon, mountain).

 

 

Front Page on August 27th, 2013

Procedures for 8/26/13

Procedure for MS Chinese I 1P/2P/8P (8/26/13)

 

Objectives: 1) I can review the basics of Chinese pinyin system.  2) I can blend consonants and vowels together.

Homework: 1) Review learned syllables for dictation / pronunciation tomorrow.  2) Supplies due this Friday.

Procedure:

1.      1) Assign a group captain.  Collect homework.  2) Missing E-mail address (1P: Josh Y.; 2P: Miles, Tina, Patricia, Jonathan, Cameron).  3) (2P) Ms. Chang checks the pronunciation of your name.  4) Moving seats?  Private oral session ??  5) Signature slip / Student Inventory worksheet?  6) E-mails to parents will be done tonight.  Invite them to attend Thursday’s Parent Night (MS).  7) School supplies due this Friday.  Can show to Ms. Chang any time before that.  Pass out textbook and workbook on next Wednesday, 9/4/13.  8) Have Chinese class at media center tomorrow, Wednesday and Friday.  9) Thanks to Rosa Penkalsky, a mistake at GB was found and reported.

2.      Pass out / go over the Introduction to Chinese pinyin system.

3.      Pass out / go over little chart + bpmf handout.

 

Procedure for MS Exploratory Chinese 3P/5P (8/26/13)

 

Objectives: 1) I can say simple Chinese greeting terms.  2) I can write simple Chinese characters.

Homework: 1) Review learned terms.  2) Signature slip due: Wednesday.  3) Greetings unit quiz: Monday, 9/9/13.  4) Chinese characters writing assignment.

Procedure:

1.   1) Any signature slip?  2) Collect homework: China reading packet.

2.   Teach new terms (Ni Hao, Ni Shi, Wo Shi, Lao Shi, Zhang Lao Shi).

3.   1) Pass out square paper / table of Chinese picture characters.  2) Teach Chinese characters (sun)

Front Page on August 26th, 2013

Procedures for 8/23/13

Procedure for MS Chinese I 1P/2P/8P (8/23/13)

Objectives: 1) I can gain geographical knowledge about China. 2) I can understand Ms. Chang’s grading policy (homework, formative / summative assessments, retake).

Homework: ZhenBang China reading packet due: Monday, 8/26/13.

Procedure:

1.      1) Any signature slip?  One slip is hard to recognize signature??  2) Student Inventory (1P: Bradley, Naomi; 2P: Natalie, Jake, Tina, Robert, Joyce; 8P: Sydney, Luke)

2.      Go over grading policy (homework, formative / summative assessments, retake).

3.      1) Pass out and go over ZhenBang China reading packet.  2) Pair / independent class work time. ó (1P / 8P) Ms. Chang checks your name.

Procedure for MS Exploratory Chinese 3P/5P (8/23/13)

Objectives: 1) I can gain geographical knowledge about China.  2) I can learn basic Pinyin system.

Homework: 1) China reading packet: due on Monday, 8/26/13.  2) Signature slip: due on Wednesday, 8/28/13.

Procedure:

1.      1) Any signature slip?  2) (3P) Exchange first page of reading packet

2.      Pass out and go over Introduction to Chinese Pinyin.

3.      Pair / independent class work time: China reading packet.

Front Page on August 23rd, 2013

Procedures for 8/22/2013

Procedure for MS Chinese I 2P / 8P (8/22/13)

Objectives: 1) I can complete Student Inventory worksheet.  2) I can understand Ms. Chang’s classroom expectations and grading policy.

Homework: 1) Signature slip due next Wednesday, 8/28/13.  2) China reading packet due on next Monday, 8/26/13.

Procedure:

1.   1) (8P) can bring in your backpack and dismiss from this class.  Get team assignment.  Share Chinese I grades from last year.  2) Chinese I class page will be up and running in GradeBook (ProgressBook) by next Monday.  3) Go over and complete Student Inventory.  Collect.  4) Need your seat changed?  We will change seats on quarterly base.  5) A few students in 2P/8P will move to 1P Chinese I class.  6) Any signature slip?  7) May need to work in media center next week if computer continue to not working.

2.   Go over Ms. Chang’s supplies, philosophy, objectives, and (8P) homework sections.

 Procedure for MS Exploratory Chinese 3P/5P (8/22/13)

Objectives: 1) I can understand Ms. Chang’s classroom rules and grading policy.  2) I can understand the requirements to complete China reading packet.

Homework: 1) China reading due: Monday, 8/26/13.  2) Signature slip due next Wednesday, 8/28/13.

Procedure:

1.   1) Exploratory Chinese will be up and running in ProgressBook by next Monday.  2) Any signature slip?

2.   Go over Ms. Chang’s classroom rules and grading policy.

3.   Pass out and go over China reading packet.

Front Page on August 22nd, 2013

Procedures for 8/21/2013

 

Procedure for MS Chinese I 2P / 8P (8/21/13)

Objectives: 1) I can complete part of my Student Inventory worksheet.  2) I can understand Ms. Chang’s syllabus (supplies section).

Homework: N/A

Procedure:

1.   1) Sit on your temporary assigned seat.  2) (2P) Get students’ team assignment information.  3) (2P) Show Ms. Chang’s homework assignment blog.

2.   1) Pass out, go over and fill in the Student Inventory worksheet.  2) Pass out and go over Ms. Chang’s Chinese I syllabus (supplies section). 3) (2P) Grades from last year + Sharing time.

 

Procedure for MS Exploratory Chinese 3P/5P (8/21/13)

Objectives: 1) I can complete my Student Inventory worksheet.  2) I can understand Ms. Chang’s classroom rules.

Homework: N/A

Procedure:

1.   1) Sit on your assigned seat.  Get students’ team assignment information.  2) (3P) Show Ms. Chang’s homework assignment blog.

2.   1) Pass out, go over and fill in the Student Inventory.  2) Pass out and go over Ms. Chang’s classroom rules.

Front Page on August 21st, 2013

Being smart on spending money for your wedding

Your wedding is probably the priciest party you’ll ever throw in your life. It’s easy to say you’ll stick to a budget, or have tons of fabulous DIY details, but at the end of the day, your venue and catering bill could amount to way more than you imagined. It’s important to understand how your budget will be broken down. Saving up for the wedding isn’t an insurmountable task—we promise. Here’s how to save up and pay for your wedding by spending smartly and cutting back a little along the way.

Use this simple math equation.

If you have a big budget goal that seems daunting, divide it into smaller chunks that are easier to digest. The simple math trick that makes it all work? Take the sum of your desired budget and divide it by the number of months you have to save up. Getting married in a year with a budget of $20,000? Divide $20,000 by 12 (which equals about $1,700 per month). If that amount seems like too much per month, add more time or try cutting back on a few of your big-ticket monthly expenses to help you save. “That’s literally how simple planning [financially] for a wedding can be,” says David Bach, plus he also mentions how a social trading network could help the couple finance a wedding, founder and chairman of FinishRich Media and author of Smart Couples Finish Rich, about this relatively simple math. Where should this money go? Check out this contact form at financenut.co.uk for more details. Into a newly created “wedding account,” of course. Throughout your life, having a savings account dedicated to something more exciting than a retirement plan, like travel, a wedding or another big event, is a good idea and will help make saving more fun. Obviously, the amount of time you’ll need to save up for a wedding depends on your current income and expenses. For example, if you can only save $800 a month, but your dream wedding looks like it will cost somewhere in the $50,000 range, you’ll be saving for over five years, specially if you are planning on hiring ColorPop Events, the best wedding planners. When you’re thinking of your budget, work within realistic parameters and don’t set unattainable goals. For some couples, more drastic sacrifices will be required, while other to-be-weds will be splitting the cost with relatives to help lighten the load. Think about what’s best for you and your partner and what makes the sense. Be practical about your limits. The amount of time it takes you to save will depend entirely on your own circumstances.

Cut back on monthly expenses.

Do you belong to a gym, club or subscription service that takes a monthly sum out of your account? Cutting back on these types of expenses can have some of the quickest effects on your account balance. Turning off your cable could save you $100 a month that you can put right in one of your travel navigator rfid wallets, and ending a gym membership could put an extra $75 in your account each month. You’re not going to give up your cell phone, but you might be able to change the data plans or forgo on-demand movies for a year. You should make a habit of reaching out to your cell phone and cable companies annually and negotiating a better deal. Sometimes, just by asking, you can get a price cut on your bills. Even $20 off a monthly bill can save you $240 over the course of a year. Nowadays, it’s so expensive for a company to acquire a new customer that most will lower their fees just to keep you around, do not forget you can keep some of all this things if you click here to learn more about taking paid surveys for Lifepoints. And if your attempts at negotiation fail, consider cutting out nonessential monthly costs. We’re not talking about your health plan or your life insurance—those things are non-negotiable, since health is really important, and actually you should invest in this by eating healthy and exercising with an URBNFIT pilates ball at home. But for things like cable, Netflix, Amazon Prime, Birchbox and Spotify—anything that debits you on a monthly basis—the time has come to really consider if these are must-haves you truly need, or if you can sacrifice them for a bit in favor of a larger wedding budget—and that fancy cake you have your eye on.

Uncategorized on August 6th, 2013