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Rice-Fish Farming in China 稻田养鱼

Date: July 10, 2014 Author: Jing Wang Categories: Chinese Cultural Lessons, Chinese Cultures & Traditions, Montessori Inspired, Students in Actions

Teaching Mandarin through Chinese cultures, Histories and Inventions: At last week’s lesson, we showed our students the traditional Chinese rice-fish farming. The method Biodiversity is such a clever system. You can read more here if you are interested. Here are some pictures to show you the minority Miao people in south of China between Guizhou…

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Chinese New Year song Xin Nian Hao

Date: February 9, 2014 Author: Jing Wang Categories: Chinese Cultures & Traditions, Chinese New Year, Students in Actions

At last Friday’s toddler classes, we sung one of Chinese New Year songs together. As all the lyrics in the song are Chinese, I thought it might be tricky for kids to follow it. So we used parachute to make it fun while we were singing the Chinese song.            …

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Learning Chinese Through Chinese New Year Culture

Date: January 25, 2014 Author: Jing Wang Categories: Chinese Cultures & Traditions, Chinese New Year, Students in Actions

From last week, we added Chinese New Year theme to our activity time on top of our structured lessons. We designed different CNY activities for different age groups and different levels to be suitable for our students in 12 classes. It is always busy in the classes. We managed to take some photos to share…

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Chinese New Year 2014 Learning Materials Made For our Students

Date: January 21, 2014 Author: Jing Wang Categories: Bilingual Activities, Chinese characters, Chinese Cultures & Traditions, Chinese New Year

From last week, on top of our weekly structured Chinese lessons, we add one Chinese New Year activity and read one related story book into our lessons each week. Last week, I made 12ChineseZodiacChart十二生肖图.  For our level 1 and level2 students, they wrote down the years for each animals on top of each animal pictures….

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Chinese New Year 2014/Horse Year/Ma Nian Bilingual Activities

Date: January 14, 2014 Author: Jing Wang Categories: Bilingual Activities, Chinese Cultures & Traditions, Chinese New Year

It is the year of Wood Horse in 2014 in Chinese Astrology. The Chinese Zodiac follows the lunar cycle so the new year begins in the new moon on January 30, 2014. The new moon starts to emerge out on 31st Jan. so New Year Day one is on 31st Jan. Chinese people celebrate the…

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Chinese Cultural Lesson – Chinese Calligraphy &Traditional Painting

Date: November 14, 2013 Author: Jing Wang Categories: Chinese Cultures & Traditions, Students in Actions

Although I don’t have that much time to practice, I have been always in love with Chinese calligraphy and Chinese traditional painting. Therefore, Chinese calligraphy and traditional painting are included in our Mandarin lessons from kids age 4 & half to adults at some stage of their learning. Here is the lesson I gave to…

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Zongzi and Duanwu festival

Date: June 24, 2013 Author: Jing Wang Categories: Chinese Cultures & Traditions

My sister Hong made some Zongzi last week to celebrate Duanwu festival. The delicious Zongzi has reminded me of how we celebrate this festival in China. So I thought I’d like to share some details about Duanwu festival with you. Here are the Zongzi my sister Hong made last week. The students at our Lewes…

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