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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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Montessori inspired Mandarin Chinese corner

Date: May 23, 2013 Author: Jing Wang Categories: Montessori Inspired

This is our Montessori inspired Mandarin Chinese learning setting. Children love to discover Chinese numbers, Pinyin, colours, books, cards matching games, and character writing etc. at this corner.   Nesting Box Discovery:             Montessori Inspired-Matching game:               Recognizing Chinese Characters through Montessori’s 3 Part…

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Recognizing Chinese Characters through Montessori’s 3 Part Lesson

Date: May 3, 2013 Author: Jing Wang Categories: Montessori Inspired

Directions: 1. Ask your child what character he would like you to write. 2. Write it on piece of paper 3. Teach using the Montessori 3 part Lesson method: Step 1: Point to the Chinese character and read it to your child. For example, say “This is sun.” Step 2: Say the Chinese character and…

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Montessori Inspired-Matching game

Date: May 2, 2013 Author: Jing Wang Categories: Montessori Inspired

We had a session last term where the Level 1 class kids wote Chinese Calligraphy on pebbles. They loved it. So I thought the kids would like the Montessori inspired Match card/pebble game, and prepared this game to support one our structured lessons. It was a big success, and everyone wanted to have a go….

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Nesting Box Discovery

Date: April 28, 2013 Author: Jing Wang Categories: Montessori Inspired

Children love opening the Montessori inspired nesting box and to find out what’s inside. I change the object each week. I put an object of “a pig” and a piece of paper with Chinese writing “一头猪 ”(yī tóu zhū) inside  the tiny box last week. I display the Nesting box in a nice tray. It…

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