Mandarin Integration

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Reception

Reception students have been learning to examine the use of body language and facial expressions to express basic feelings. They also learned the Mandarin phrases for expressing basic feelings.

During one of the learning engagements, students were asked to observe various pictures of facial expressions and hand signals. Each student then chose 5 and matched them with the appropriate Mandarin phrase to describe the feelings being expressed. Students demonstrated that they are thinkers and communicators during this activity.

Year 1

Year 1 students have been exploring how and why pinyin is formed a certain way. They learned Mandarin terms for various animals and discovered how to write it properly in pinyin.

For the summative assessment, each student chose 2 of their favorite animals and wrote the Mandarin terms in pinyin.  Students had a lot of fun finger-painting the terms. Students showed independence and creativity during this activity.

by Ibu Bonita

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