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Oak Chinese Class Newsletter

January  2020

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Ni hao!

Here are the updates of Chinese classes in this month:

In grade 7

Students have finished the last lesson in Nihao book 1 and we had a review part for the speaking project of the entire book. This week we started learning the first lesson in Book 2, which will allow them to say different days in a week, a specific date in a year, and a specific year. By the end of this lesson, students will be able to write sentences or a conversation about their/ someone’s birthday and age. They will also be able to ask and answer questions about different people’s birthdays.  

In grade 8

Students are working on the last lesson of Nihao Book 2 lesson 9: Weather. We had reading quiz this week and will be working on the speaking project as well, which allows students to do a weather forecast for different cities/ countries. After this unit, students will be able to ask and answer question about weather in target language including weather condition, temperature, and clothes suggestions.

Upcoming dates for 8th graders:

•    Thursday, February 6th, 2020: Placement test – Writing
•    Wednesday, February 12th, 2020: Placement test- Multiple Choices

All of the 8th graders will have approximate 2 weeks to review in class. I will post practice sheets in Schoology for students to review for the placement test. Please let me know as soon as possible if you want your child do the extra help after school.

Resources for the placement test:

•    Quizlet: students can find all the vocabularies in Book 1& 2 for practicing
•    Schoology- Resources Folder: the essential sentence structures are in each lesson of the textbooks

Chinese New Year Celebration:

Time: Sunday, February 9th, 2020
Location: Oak Middle School Auditorium

If you have further questions, you are always welcome to email me. My school email is

Hope you have a great new year!

Best wishes,
Yuan Meng
Chinese teacher at Oak