Hope everyone had a wonderful summer!
Newton Chinese School is starting on this Sunday, September 9th. I’ll be so happy and excited to see all my students! After a restful summer break, I am sure they are off to a good start in our 3rdgrade Ma Liping Chinese study.
Here are some highlights for our 3rdgrade study:
Like what we did for the 1st and 2ndgrade, we will continue to use 白字卡 and color 字卡at the beginning of each class to review the new characters that we learned during the previous class. We will also conduct 听写to review the writings. Reading material (阅读材料)continues to be an important part for each lesson. This is the part of the homework that they need your help and attention. During the class, we will also read and review some of the readings.
This semester, the new (and important) thing to learn is Pinyin 拼音。Even the book only have four weeks lessons on Pinyin, I will continue to review and reinforce Pinyin in each lesson for the whole year. As such, this year, we will have an extra Pinyin exercise sheet for each homework assignment. It might take an extra five or ten minutes, but I think it’s important to build a soild Pinyin base for further studies. For those kids who learned Pinyin before, it’s a great opportunity to review and make sure they fully grasp the knowledge.
For this Sunday’s class, please try to get to the classroom @ 1:50pm, I will host a 10 minutes Parent Open House before the class, to talk about this year’s curriculum and requirements, and answer any questions parents might have.
Here is the teaching calendar for this year. http://www.newtonchineseschool.org/teachers/zhengling/Maliping3rdgrade2012_2013TeachingPlan.pdf
You can either tape it to the back of the textbook, or leave it on your desktop for future reference. You can check our learning progress, the test date and the homework if your child will be absent.
If at anytime you have any concerns or questions, please feel free to contact me. I hope we work together to have another successful year in Chinese learning!
Looking forward to seeing you and your child this Sunday!