Due to planning and the change of timetable this week, I was able to teach the 2020 Prep students. It was fantastic to see them getting really excited about learning Chinese. They watched a dragon dance video and had a class discussion afterwards. It was very special for a lot of students as they had never seen a dragon dance before.
Grade ones also had Chinese lessons this week. They learnt about the rules of a 'Jianzi' game. They had so much fun playing with their classmates in the undercover area and in the playground.
Grade 2 & 4 students have been learning about the story of the Chinese Zodiac. They have also learnt the names of the animals in the story. They had fun playing the Zodiac bingo game where they took turns to spin the paper wheel, say the words and find them on the bingo sheet. This is an excellent game where they learnt to work cooperatively and at the same time, they practised speaking and reading Chinese.
Welcome back to 2020, Year of the Rat. It is believed that people born in the Year of the Rat are clever, playful, timid and love puzzles and games.
Students in Grades 2, 4, 5 & 6 are learning Chinese for 50 minutes per week during Semester 1 and Preps, Grades 1 and 3 will have their turn during Semester 2.
As our school has an extra grade this year, sadly we no longer have a Language room and Chinese will be taught in students home rooms. My office is in the Grade 3 pods.