Archive for December, 2013

Procedures for 12/6/13

Procedure for MS Chinese I 1P / 2P / 8P (12/5/13)

 

Objectives: 1) I can ask and answer simple conversation questions (positive, negative, possessive, question).  2) I can sight read pinyin sentences fluently with correct intonation and tone.  3) I can identify school supplies and daily objects.

Homework: 1) Practice reading Review Sounds 2 handout sentences #1-#12.  2) Exit slips due at the end of the class period.  3) Review Sounds 2 oral exam: Friday, 12/13/13.  Lesson Five chapter test: Monday, 12/16/13.  1st semester mid-term: Thursday, 1/9/13 and Friday, 1/10/13 (school resumes on Monday, 1/6/13).

Procedure:

1.      1) (HR) Collect canned food items.  Opening routine.  Collect 25¢ for cooking lesson.  Quick review (刀子, , 剪刀, , , 书包, , , 橡皮, , , 谁的, 我的, 你的, 他的, 她的, 我们的, 你们的, 他们的, 她们的,, , 毛笔, , , , , 什么) + reading sentences #1-#9.  2P: Patricia + Jake report to MediaCenter tomorrow.  2) Writing practice.  3) Teach sentences #10-#12.  4) (1P) Go over text pages 36-37.

2.      1) Pair activity: conversation practice.  Q/A.  2) (2P/8P) Pass out “Bow with hands Clasped” & “Taboos When Saying Good-bye” w/exit slips.  Collect at the end of the class period.

 

 

 

 

Procedure for MS Exploratory Chinese 3P/5P (12/5/13)

 

Objectives: 1) I can say simple Chinese greeting terms.  2) I can say and write numbers in Chinese.  3) I can gain cultural knowledge about Chinese food, Chinese paper-cuts, Chinese characters, and Chinese calligraphy.

Homework: 1) Chinese character writing assignment.  2) Review greeting terms + number terms.  3) Quiz #1: tomorrow.  Quiz #2: Friday, 12/13.

Procedure:

1.      1) Makeup work (3P: Alec + Brogan; 5P: Chris—writing).  Quick review (26 terms + 8 Chinese characters + 4 number characters).  2) Teach terms (five, six, seven, eight).

2.      1) Video clips: Chinese calligraphy + (3P): Chinese characters / (5P) Chinese paper-cuts.  2) Culture reading:  Chinese food.

Front Page on December 5th, 2013

How to Increase Water Pressure in Your House

Usually, poor water pressure is caused by clogged pipes. But if you’ve already replaced them or have a newer house with new pipes, try the obvious first. Make sure the shutoff valves near the water meter are fully open. Sounds basic, but the plumbers in Carrum Downs, VIC still have to charge for a service call to simply turn a valve handle! Then check the water pressure. If your house is on city water, ask your local water department for a pressure reading. A reading of 45 to 55 psi is ideal.

Or test the water pressure yourself with a pressure gauge (sold at home centers). Hook up the gauge to an outside water spigot, turn on the water, and you’ll get an instant reading. If the reading is low, the city may be delivering water at a low pressure (less than 40 psi). If the city isn’t likely to boost the pressure, consider installing a water pressure booster system, starting at $300 at a home center or plumbing store, or online as one way how to increase water pressure. Any setting over 80 psi will wear out the washers on your plumbing fixtures. The system we show is only made to fit 1-in. pipe. If you install it yourself, apply for a plumbing permit so your work will be inspected. Some municipalities require a reduced pressure and backflow preventer to be installed when a water pressure booster is hooked up.

If the pressure reading is adequate, you may have obstructions or some pipes that are too small. Call in a licensed plumber to evaluate your system to see how to increase water pressure

Front Page on December 4th, 2013

Procedures for 12/3/13

Procedure for MS Chinese I 1P / 2P / 8P (12/3/13)

 

Objectives: 1) I can showcase my mastery of reading sentences fluently with accurate intonation and tones.  2) I can review sentence patterns and gain cultural knowledge about Chinese inventions through view video clips.

Homework: 1) Practice reading Review Sounds 2 handout sentences #1-#6.   2) Know learned characters by tomorrow.

Procedure:

Ms. Chang draws sticks for students to take oral exam.  ó Please click the following links to view language lessons or cultural enrichment introduction: A1) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eR04D75H5mI&list=UUNaFNcATtqmg6T_Ue4bTb0w (FluentU Chinese: Asking Questions with ‘Ma’, 0:59).  A2) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tHeMiqK0JSY&list=UUNaFNcATtqmg6T_Ue4bTb0w (FluentU Chinese: Negating with “Bu”, 1:28).  A3) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bXIiRuns_LQ&list=UUNaFNcATtqmg6T_Ue4bTb0w (Is this yours?—A Good Morning: Part 3, 0:35).  A4) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vWeKZ573PsM (Learn How to Say “Happy Thanksgiving” and Thanksgiving related Terms in Chinese.

B1) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GK5vwxYus-A (Hello, China – Writing Brush, 毛笔, 2:42).  B2) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ppZWIwZsRdU (Hello, China – Calligraphy, 书法, 2:42).  B3) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gAGjlGsZkx8 (Hello, China – Paper Cutting, 剪纸, 2:42).  B4) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pfYbzd8RIgA (Hello, China – Silk, 丝绸, 2:43).  B5) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A0Q6r7Vem04 (Hello, China – Compass, 指南针, 2:42).  B6) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1vYqF9P0ieo (Hello, China – Gun Powder, 火药, 2:42).  B7) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ULgiJtKi8M0  (Hello, China – Paper, , 2:42).  B8) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fcEEPzbgC_k (Hello, China – Printing, 印刷, 2:42).  B9) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JNcaXaJv56A (Hello, China – Traditional Chinese Painting, 国画, 2:42).

 

Procedure for MS Exploratory Chinese 3P/5P (12/3/13)

 

Objectives: 1) I can say simple Chinese greeting terms.  2) I can explore Chinese folk art of paper cut patterns.  3) I can gain cultural knowledge about Chinese publications.

Homework: Review 26 greeting terms.

Procedure:

1.      1) Quick review (23 terms + 8 characters).  2) Teach new terms (dui bu qi, mei guan xi, tong xue men hao).

2.      1) Hands-on activity: cut double happiness.  Collect as participation grade.  2) Culture reading: China page 4.  Showcase Chinese traditional and contemporary publications.

Front Page on December 3rd, 2013

Procedures for 12/2/13

Procedure for MS Chinese I 1P / 2P / 8P (12/2/13)

 

Objectives: 1) I can ask and answer simple conversation questions.  2) I can sight read pinyin sentences fluently with correct intonation and tone.  3) I can identify school supplies and daily objects.

Homework: 1) Chinese character writing assignment.  2) Review Sounds 1 oral assessment: tomorrow.

Procedure:

1.      1) (HR) Collect canned food for Yuletide drive.  Opening routine.  Work in computer lab tomorrow.  1P: oral exam in class; 2P: oral exam in class and at 6A/6B; 2P: circle your name in the seating chart; 8P E/I tomorrow and start oral exam from E/I.  2) Quick review (, , ,什么) + 3 sentence patterns + Review Sounds 2 sentences #1-#3 + Q/A.  3) Go over Review Sounds 2 handout sentences #4-#6.  4) Overview of Lesson Five.

2.      1) Teach new characters (, , 谁的, 我的, 你的, 他的, 她的, 我们的, 你们的, 他们的, 她的, , , 毛笔, ) + sentence patterns .  2) Introduce Conversation question practice w/supplies bag + your own supplies.

 

 

 

 

Procedure for MS Exploratory Chinese 3P/5P (12/2/13)

 

Objectives: 1) I can say simple Chinese greeting terms.  2) I can gain cultural knowledge about Chinese characters, Chinese pronunciation and daily routine in Chinese schools.

Homework: 1) Review 23 terms.  2) Quiz #1: Friday, 12/6/13.

Procedure:

1.      1) Return Chinese characters writing assignment.  Makeup work (3P: Mark; 5P: Hope, Anthony, Chris).  2) Quick review (18 terms + 8 characters).

2.      1) Teach new terms (shang ke, xia ke, dong le ma, dong le, bu dong).  2) Culture reading: pages #2-6.  Showcase Chinese publications + seals.  3) Video clip: Chinese school daily routine.

Front Page on December 2nd, 2013