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Oak Chinese Class Newsletter

June 2019

Dear parents and guardians,

你好Ni hao!

Time past so fast and it is already the end of the school year. I appreciate all of your support for your child in learning Chinese and it was a great year for all of us!

In 7th grade, we've learned new lessons on clothing, fruits, and making phone calls in Chinese. Students are able to describe the color, size, and price of different clothes; Also they use the words learned in the fruit lesson to make a shopping list, and pretend to be buyers and customers to bargain with each other; The last lesson is about phone calls, students learned how to use native Chinese sentences to communicate in a phone call. Each lesson goes with listening, speaking, reading, and writing tests. We also spent time learning culture by making lanterns and dragons.

In 8th grade, all the students went to the Chinese field trip and had a tour of China town. They learned Chinese culture about food and traditional medicine before they went into Chinatown. Also we did a "storytelling" writing about the field trip experience. In these past two months, students worked on  the lessons of school life, they can talk about different subjects at school, show preferences on a specific class and give reasons, ask information about the previous school, and how someone did on a test. At the end of the year, students are working on posters with different themes of Chinese culture: Chinese zodiac, Chinese cuisine, use of chopsticks, moon festival, and spring festival. They do research together telling the origin of the different festivals, and also show their posters to other students.

It is always my pleasure to teach students Chinese and see their how they progress in learning the language. Congratulations to the 8th graders on their graduation! Students are welcome to help 7th graders next year!

Thanks so much! Have a wonderful summer!

If you have further questions, you are always welcome to email me. My school email is ymeng@shrewsbury.k12.ma.us.

Best wishes,
Yuan Meng
Chinese teacher at Oak