Archive for March, 2015

Procedures for 3/31/15

Procedure for MS Chinese I 1P / 4P / 8P (3/31/15)

 

Objectives: 1) I can talk about my physical appearance. 2) I can ask and answer simple conversation questions. 3) I can gain cultural knowledge about Chinese traditions through viewing an authentic movie. 4) I can name body parts in Chinese.

Homework: Practice conversation questions.

Procedure:

  1. 1) Daily greeting routine. Martial art lesson tomorrow. Wear something loose and comfortable (sweatpants, tennis shoes; girls, tie your long hair). 2) Quick review. 3) Writing practice. 4) Introduce / go over Lesson Ten Supplementary Terms handout.
  2. 1) Pair activity: conversation question practice. 2) Go over Body Parts Supplementary Terms handout. 3) Movie time.

 

 

 

 

Procedure for MS Exploratory Chinese 3P / 5P (3/31/15)

 

Objectives: 1) I can talk about myself in Chinese. 2) I can brainstorm ideas for my art project through viewing student work samples. 3) I can gain cultural knowledge about Chinese early inventions.

Homework: 1) Quiz #3: Thursday, 4/2/15. 2) Practice sounding out oral presentation sentences #1-#3.

Procedure:

  1. 1) Quick review (10 characters). 2) Teach new terms (jia, you, ge ren). 3) Write sentence #3. 4) Read sentences #1-#3.
  2. 1) Go over art project handout. 2) Showcase art project samples (drawing).
  3. 1) (3P) Culture reading: Chinese early inventions. 2) Culture video clips: papers / compass.

Front Page on March 31st, 2015

Procedures for 3/30/15

Procedure for MS Chinese I 1P / 4P / 8P (3/30/15)

Objectives: 1) I can name body parts in Chinese. 2) I can ask and answer simple conversation questions. 3) I can gain cultural knowledge about Chinese traditions through viewing an authentic movie.
Homework: 1) Chinese character writing assignment. 2) Practice conversation questions.
Procedure:
1. 1) Daily greeting routine. DC trip meeting at your study hall time today. (8P) Draw a number for your 4th quarter seat. 2) Quick review. 3) (1P) Overview of Lesson Ten. 4) Teach new characters (长, 短, 嘴巴, 下巴, 凶巴巴, 朋友, 友好, 好朋友, 老朋友, 小朋友, 男朋友, 女朋友).
2. 1) (1P/4P) Conversation questions practice. 2) Movie time.

 

Procedure for MS Exploratory Chinese 3P / 5P (3/30/15)

Objectives: 1) I can count numbers from zero to nine hundred ninety nine in Chinese. 2) I can talk about myself in Chinese. 3) I can gain cultural knowledge about Chinese early inventions and finger guessing game. 4) I can have fun playing finger guessing game.
Homework: Practice saying sentences #1-#2.
Procedure:
1. 1) Return quiz #2 papers. Makeup quiz (3P: Mitchell; 5P: Dylan G.) 2) Quick review (numbers 0-999). 3) Count from zero to one hundred.
2. 1) Pass out and go over Oral presentation handout. 2) Teach terms (sui). 3) Construct sentences #1-#2. 4) Practice saying sentences #1-#2.
3. 1) Culture reading: Finger Guessing Game / Lucky and unlucky numbers / Early Chinese inventions. 2) Video clip: gun powder. 3) Class activity: Finger Guessing Tournament.

Front Page on March 30th, 2015

Tips for A Smooth Last-Minute Move

Whether that job offer finally came through or something happened to a loved one, there are tons of reasons you may need to make a last-minute move. While it may seem like a hectic process, it doesn’t have to be. In fact, if you follow our tips below, you’ll be sure to turn that last-minute move into a smooth process. 

The first tip is going to be to write down all the steps you need to take in the moving process. You can visit borse.pro/trading-online to learn and earn a little income that could potentially grow for starters. Don’t get bogged down with all the steps, just get them listed on your notepad for now. This will help to keep you on track when you’re rushing around. Your list should look something like, call a moving company, get boxes and supplies, and so forth. It makes the overwhelm get under control when you have a simple checklist to follow so you don’t forget anything later down the road.

You want to go straight into contacting a moving company. Ask for some recommendations from friends and look online at a few reviews. Get a good idea of the services that a company offers. Make sure you’re hiring the right type of moving service. Hiring the best long distance movers is great if you’re going across the country but not ideal if you’re just going across town. You want to schedule a moving appointment with a company that fits the needs you have. Ensure you understand what time they will arrive, who will be doing the loading, and so forth so there are no questions when moving day comes. 

Next, you want to get your supplies ready to go. Obtain some boxes, markers, and wrangle up some packaging tape. Always plan on getting more than you need as you don’t want to run out when you start the packaging process. These supplies can come from the moving company, the store, or you can assemble them from multiple friends. Just be sure to get your supplies on-hand so that you can start packaging up your items as soon as possible. 

Before you start packing up your items, you should take inventory. See what items you actually need to take with you and which items you could do without. It won’t hurt to give away some of those unnecessary items to your friends or a local community store. You should only be packing up those items which are most important to you and avoid taking those items that are easily replaced when you get to your new location. Once you identify the items which you are going to be taking with you, it’s best to start packing up all the ones you’re not currently using. Ensure that every box is properly labeled on all side with a marker so that you can easily sort through your boxes if you need something. 

Sometimes we can’t always plan when our next move is going to happen. In those times where you don’t have a lot of time to plan out every detail, you should follow the steps above. These will ensure that you have a smooth move and enjoy the process.

Events on March 27th, 2015

Procedures for 3/26/15

Procedure for MS Chinese I 1P / 4P / 8P (3/26/15)

 

Objectives: 1) I can name body parts in Chinese. 2) I can ask and answer simple conversation questions. 3) I can sing Chinese songs. 4) I can gain cultural knowledge about China through viewing an authentic movie.

Homework: 1) Practice conversation questions. 2) Know all 5 characters by next Monday.

Procedure:

  1. 1) Daily greeting routine. (HR) Collect $1 for dress down day. (1P / 4P) Take a number for your 4th quarter seat. 2) Quick review. 3) (1P/8P) Go over common writing mistakes. 4) Go over conversation questions handout. 5) Speed character recognition.
  2. 1) Song time. 2) Movie time.

 

 

 

 

Procedure for MS Exploratory Chinese 3P / 5P (3/26/15)

 

Objectives: 1) I can showcase my mastery of 20 Chinese characters.   2) I can explore Chinese folk art of origami. 3) I can count from zero to nine hundred ninety nine. 4) I can gain cultural knowledge about Chinese and enjoy tasting Chinese tea.

Homework: 1) Review Chinese counting principle. 2) Quiz #3 (Connecting the Dots): Thursday, 4/2/15.

Procedure:

  1. 1) Quick review (20 characters). 2) Count from zero to one hundred. 3) Quiz #2.
  2. 1) Origami time. Collect as participation grade. 2) (3P) Culture video: Chinese tea / abacus. Showcase abacus and tea leaves. 3) Tea time.

Front Page on March 26th, 2015

Procedures for 3/25/15

Procedure for MS Chinese I 1P / 4P / 8P (3/25/15)

 

Objectives: 1) I can name body parts in Chinese. 2) I can ask and answer simple conversation questions. 3) I can sing Chinese songs. 4) I can gain cultural knowledge about China through viewing an authentic movie.

Homework: 1) Chinese character writing assignment. 2) Practice conversation questions.

Procedure:

  1. 1) Daily greeting routine. (HR) Possible fire drill at 3P / 7P or 8P today. (4P) Captains check Lesson Ten character definitions / Return Lesson Nine chapter test papers / character worksheet. Makeup work (1P: Grace: oral exam / slide; 4P: Eric C., Eric W., Kerry, Evan J., Cameron, Joey, Kylie S., Jessy—oral exam; Kerry, Joey, Kaitlyn—slide; 8P: Matt—oral exam / David—slide + oral exam / Anthony—quiz).
  2. 1) Teach new characters (头, 发, 头发, 脸, 眉, 眉毛, 鼻子). 2) Song time (Where is my friend?   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X8VVB2Y2YWI). 3) Movie time.

 

 

 

 

Procedure for MS Exploratory Chinese 3P / 5P (3/25/15)

 

Objectives: 1) I can recognize 20 Chinese characters.   2) I can explore Chinese folk art of origami. 3) I can understand Chinese counting principle.

Homework: 1) Review 20 Chinese characters. Quiz #2: tomorrow. 2) Review Chinese counting principle.

Procedure:

  1. 1) Return your 12 character writing assignment. (3P) Possible fire drill at 3P/7P/8P today. Go over fire drill procedure. Quick review (20 characters). Makeup work (3P: Nicholas—1st origami / Harmony—writing assignment; 5P: Dashawn, Cole, Destiny, Matt). (5P) Check first origami. 2) Pass out and go over Chinese counting principle. 3) Count from zero to one hundred. 4) (5P) Retake work…
  2. 1) Showcase newspaper article about Chinese counting principle. 2) Origami time. Collect as participation grace. 3) Audio file / Video clip: numbers.

Front Page on March 25th, 2015

Procedures for 3/24/15

Procedure for MS Chinese I 1P / 4P / 8P (3/24/15)

 

Objectives: 1) I can create a slide about my sport preferences and sport skills. 2) I can gain cultural knowledge about Chinese characters and signature Chinese artifacts. 2) I can ask and answer simple conversation questions.

Homework: N/A

Procedure:

  1. 1) Daily greeting routine. 2) Captains check Lesson Ten character definitions. 3) Makeup work (1P: Britney / Phoebe; 4P: Jeremy, Leon, Eric W., Kerry; 8P: Jonathan). Turn in any retake form, please. All retakes have to be completed by the end of Thursday. (4P) Find out the room that you need to report to at 6P today.
  2. While Ms. Chang conducts oral exam <=> 1) PPT time: Google Docs share with Ms. Chang your work (2 sentences each for sport preferences and sport skills + digital pictures) by the end of today. 2) Conversation question practice.
  3. Watch YouTube videos 1) (che1: car, 1:14) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5tIzOiqez2Y. 2) (wang3, net, 1:14) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7qJZm4bCn8I. 3) (zu2, foot/feet, 1:16) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uZn5sn6EX6E. 4) (zou3, walk, 1:07) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TBI2CoU4euk. 5) (Hello, China – Kung Fu, 功夫, 2:43) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3vuO14GvPKc. 6) (Hello, China – Tai Chi Chuan, 太极拳, 2:42) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=trFU9pOJCOY. 7) (Hello, China – Sword, 剑, 2:42) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xm5sfD-0UPw.

 

Procedure for MS Exploratory Chinese 3P / 5P (3/24/15)

 

Objectives: 1) I can say and write numbers in Chinese.   2) I can gain cultural knowledge about Chinese silk. 3) I can explore Chinese folk art of origami.

Homework: 1) Review 20 Chinese characters. 2) Chinese character writing assignment.

Procedure:

1.  1) (3P) Quick review (17characters). Makeup work (3P: Cole W.; 5P: Julia, Cole T., Dashawn, Dylan G.). Return quiz #1 papers. All retakes have to be completed by the end of Thursday. 2) Teach new characters (3P: ten, zero, hundred; 5P: eight, nine, ten, zero, hundred). Collect. 3) video clip: Chinese silk. 4) Showcase silk cocoon.

2.  Origami time.

 

Front Page on March 24th, 2015

Procedures for 3/23/15

Procedure for MS Chinese I 1P / 4P / 8P (3/23/15)

Objectives: 1) I can showcase my mastery of Lesson Nine materials. 2) I can ask and answer simple conversation questions.
Homework: 1) Practice conversation questions for oral exam tomorrow. 2) Lesson Ten character definitions.
Procedure:
1. 1) Daily greeting routine. (HR) Please bring in socks for Huddle Jr. / Turn in your WB for Ms. Chang, please. Turn in your Lesson Nine character worksheet. Check your e-mail account for a retake application form, if needed. Check out classroom that you need to report to at study hall time tomorrow (NHS Freshmentoring). (1P: Phoebe, Chris, and Britney; 4P: Kerry, Ethan M., Kylie S.; 8P: Matt) talk to Ms. Chang, please. Return papers. Report to room Lab 2 tomorrow. 2) Any questions? Lesson Nine chapter test.
2. 1) Lesson Ten character definitions. 2) Conversation questions practice.

Procedure for MS Exploratory Chinese 3P / 5P (3/23/15)

Objectives: 1) I can showcase my mastery of greetings unit. 2) I can say and write numbers in Chinese. 3) I can gain cultural knowledge about (3P) Chinese chopsticks and daily routine in Chinese schools.
Homework: 1) Review (3P) 17/ (5P) 15 Chinese characters. 2) Chinese character writing assignment.
Procedure:
1. 1) Quick review (26 greeting terms). 2) Quiz #1.
2. 1) Quick review (characters). 2) Teach new characters (3P: seven, eight, nine; 5P: four, five, six, seven).
3. 1) Video clips: A Day in Chinese Schools / (3P) Chopsticks.

Front Page on March 23rd, 2015

Procedures for 3/20/15

Procedure for MS Chinese I 1P / 4P / 8P (3/20/15)

Objectives: 1) I can build a sound grammar foundation. 2) I can ask and answer simple conversation questions. 3) I can showcase my mastery of Lesson Nine vocabulary .
Homework: 1) Lesson Nine character worksheet is due on Monday, 3/23/15. Lesson Nine Chapter test: Monday, 3/23/15. Lesson Nine oral exam: Tuesday, 3/24/15.
Procedure:
1. 1) Daily greeting routine. Check PB for accuracy. Return all papers (exit slips, puzzle worksheet, skit papers, sports paragraph). Makeup work (1P: Chris + Britney / Phoebe; 8P: Ada / Jareth + Maddie). (4P) Sign up your oral exam on Tuesday (lunch time on Tuesday / before or after school  study hall time: HS mentoring). 2) Quick review. 3) Go over grammar correction & scrambled sentences worksheet.
2. 1) Lesson Nine vocabulary quiz. 2) Group activity: Conversation question Q/A.

 

Procedure for MS Exploratory Chinese 3P / 5P (3/20/15)

Objectives: 1) I can say simple greetings in Chinese. 2) I can say / write numbers in Chinese. 3) I can pick up food with chopsticks.
Homework: 1) Review (3P) 14 / (5P) 11 Chinese characters & 26 greeting terms. 2) Quiz #1 (26 greeting terms): Monday, 3/23/15. Quiz #2 (20 characters): Thursday, 3/26/15.
Procedure:
1. 1) Check PB for accuracy. Makeup work (3P: Nicholas; 5P: Dylan G., Dylan F., Aidan, Dashawn, Julia). 2) Quick review (12 characters & 22 greeting terms). 3) Teach new terms (shang ke, xia ke, dui bu qi, mei guan xi). 4) Teach new characters (3P: four, five, six; 5P: one, two, three).
2. 1) Pass out chopsticks, tissue and Cheerios. 2) Chopsticks time with Cheerios.

Procedure for MS Chinese I 1P / 4P / 8P (3/19/15)

 

Objectives: 1) I can build a sound grammar foundation. 2) I can ask and answer simple conversation questions. 3) I can review and prepare for my chapter test.

Homework: 1) Lesson Nine vocabulary quiz: tomorrow (3/20/15). 2) Sports slide is due at the end of Tuesday, 3/24/15.

Procedure:

1.  1) Daily greeting routine. Turn in your paragraph about sports (preferences and skills). Captains check WB page 60 Section G. Go over answer key. 2) Skit presentation. 3) Review activity: puzzles / sorting sentences. 4) Write get-well card for Mr. Auble.

2.  Pair activity: Grammar correction worksheet (#10, #17). / Scramble sentences worksheet (#29-#31). .

 

 

 Procedure for MS Exploratory Chinese 3P / 5P (3/19/15)

 

Objectives: 1) I can say simple Chinese greeting terms. 2) I can say/write numbers in Chinese. 3) I can gain cultural knowledge about Chinese schools and Chinese silk.

Homework: 1) Review 22 greeting terms & (3P) 11 (5P) 8 Chinese characters. 2) (3P) Chinese character writing assignment.

Procedure:

1. 1) Quick review (8 characters & 18 greeting terms). Turn in / Return Chinese character writing assignment. Makeup work (3P: Nicholas, Mitch). 2) Teach new terms (tong xue men hao, dong le ma, dong le, bu dong). 3) (3P) Teach new characters (one, two, three). 4) (5P) Complete two paper patterns. Collect as participation grade.

 

 

Front Page on March 20th, 2015

Procedures for 3/18/15

Procedure for MS Chinese I 1P / 4P / 8P (3/18/15)

 

Objectives: 1) I can talk about sport preferences and skills. 2) I can sharpen my listening comprehension skill through listening to audio files.

Homework: 1) WB page 60 section G. 2) Paragraph of sport preferences and sport skills is due tomorrow.

Procedure:

  1. 1) Daily greeting routine. Turn in your cross-word puzzle worksheet. Return culture exit slips. 2) Quick review. 3) Writing practice.
  2. 1) Listening activity: WB pages 55 / 57 / 60 (Section F). Go over answer key.

 

 

 

 

Procedure for MS Exploratory Chinese 3P / 5P (3/18/15)

 

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 and Chinese calligraphy. 4) I can explore Chinese paper cutting.

Homework: 1) Review 8 Chinese characters & 18 greeting terms. 2) Chinese character writing assignment.

Procedure:

  1. 1) Quick review (6 characters + 14 greeting terms). 2) Teach new terms (qi li, jing li, zuo xia, qing zuo). 3) Teach new characters (moon, shui). Collect.
  2. 1) Video clips: moon / (5P) Chinese calligraphy. 2) (3P) Complete paper-cutting patterns.
  3. (5P) 1) Peer tutoring. 2) Pass out / go over Chinese paper-cut patterns. Collect as participation grade.   3) Showcase Chinese paper cutting products and four treasures of the study.

Front Page on March 18th, 2015

Procedures for 3/17/15

Procedure for MS Chinese I 1P / 4P / 8P (3/17/15)

Objectives: 1) I can read text passages fluently and accurately. 2) I can ask and answer simple conversation questions. 3) I can gain cultural knowledge about Chinese Taichi.
Homework: 1) Cross-word puzzle worksheet due tomorrow. 2) Quizlet link: http://quizlet.com/3629695/ni-hao-1-lesson-9-vocabulary-flash-cards/
Procedure:
1. 1) Daily greeting routine. Turn in your culture articles / exit slips. 2) Captains check WB pages 56/62. Go over answer key. 3) Go over study guide. 4) Read text pages 77-79. 5) Go over text pages 82-84.
2. Conversation question Q/A + Spinning Wheel.

 

Procedure for MS Exploratory Chinese 3P / 5P (3/17/15)

Objectives: 1) I can say simple greeting terms. 2) I can write simple Chinese characters. 3) I can gain cultural knowledge about Chinese characters, Chinese calligraphy and Chinese folk art of paper cutting. 4) I can explore paper cutting.
Homework: 1) Review 6 Chinese characters and 14 terms. 2) Chinese character writing assignment.
Procedure:
1. 1) Quick review (4 characters + 10 greeting terms). 2) Teach new terms (lao shi, xie xie, bu xie, bu ke qi). 3) Teach new characters (ri, ren).
2. 1) Video clips: (3P) mouth / sun / ren; (5P) / Chinese paper-cuts.
3. (3P) 1) Pass out and explore two paper cut pattern. Collect as participation grade. 2) Video clip: Chinese calligraphy / Chinese paper-cuts. 3) Showcase Chinese paper cutting products & four treasure of study.

Front Page on March 17th, 2015