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Congratulations Session One Students On Graduating! And To Be Continued…

Today, we are graduating from Session One, congratulations everyone! Our students accomplished so many things in these two weeks, learning Chinese language as well as culture through participation in traditional activities, dance, making food and crafts. Students also made good friends with their classmates and teachers!

今天我们毕业啦。恭喜每一个小朋友。在良好的中文语言环境中,小朋友们不仅学习到了中文,并且在举办的多次活动中小朋友们也深深感受到了中国传统文化的博大精深。

 

Fun times go by so quickly, and the next session will be full of new challenges and growth! Let us continue to grow and learn together!

时间过得飞快,转眼间两个月结束了。 下一个学期会充满刺激与挑战。让我们一起成长,老师们都期待见到更好的你们。

To be continued…

但是还没有结束……

Also, a last remind to current students: Do not forget about tomorrow’s field trip to the New York Fire Museum! See you there.

不要忘记我们明天的旅行哦。我们明天见。

7.19 field trip

 

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Learning About the Seasons

 

Today in the Penguin class students learned the four seasons in Chinese: “chun” (spring), “xia” (summer), “qiu” (fall),  and “dong” (winter). The teacher helped students to design their favorite clothing to wear during the four different seasons.

今天企鹅班的小朋友们学习了中文的一年四季“春,夏,秋,冬”。小朋友们自己动手设计了他们一年四季的衣服。

Today in the Panda class, students learned about “qiu” (fall) in Chinese. The students had a great time learning about the traditional holidays and activities that take place during the fall season.

今天熊猫版的小朋友们学习了“秋天”。 小朋友们在老师的带领下也充分感受到了秋天是一个什么样的季节。

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Fun with fan dancing and calligraphy writing

Today our teachers led all the students in a traditional fan dance. Fan dance is a popular form dance from China, and is also performed in other parts of Asia, such as Korea and Japan. Students had a lot of fun learning the fan dance while accompanied by traditional Chinese music. By learning this Chinese style of fan dance, students took part in an ancient tradition, and arrived at a deeper understanding of Chinese culture.

今天全体小朋友们一起学习了扇子舞。扇子舞是亚洲传统舞蹈的一种,盛行于韩国,日本还有中国。伴随着好听的中国朝鲜族的音乐,小朋友们玩的特别开心。通过学习这次扇子舞,小朋友们也了解了中国传统舞蹈文化。

Today all the students joined the Chinese calligraphy class. Chinese calligraphy is an art unique to Chinese culture. “shu” (calligraphy), “hua” (painting), “qin” (a string instrument), and “qi” (a strategic game) are the four basic skills and discipline of the Chinese literati. With the help of the teachers, students wrote the Chinese words for “happiness”. Students also worked together to create a Chinese traditional painting with pandas and bamboo.

今天,全体小朋友还参加了软笔书法课程。书法是一种文字美的艺术表现形式,其他三种分别为琴,棋,画。小朋友在老师的帮助下,合作一起写出了可以表达喜庆的中国汉字。小朋友们还通过合作的形式制作了一幅关于中国大熊猫的国画。小朋友们深刻的感受到了中国文化与历史的博大精深。

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Exploring AMNH and making dumplings!

Today in the Rabbit Class students learned the names of different animals in Chinese. Teacher helped students to draw and color their favorite animals.

今天小兔子班的小朋友们学习了中文当中普通的动物的一些单词。在老师的帮助下小朋友们选择了自己喜欢的动物并且给他们涂了颜色。

Today in the Penguin class students learned how to say different articles of clothing in Chinese, such as “pants”, “shirt”, and “dress”. Teachers helped students to design their own favorite clothes.

今天企鹅班的小朋友们学习了中文的衣服种类,他们学习了“裤子,衣服,裙子。”在老师的帮助下,小朋友们还制作了自己的衣服。 

We also had a great time exploring AMNH last Friday, with our very own bilingual guide and paleontologist, Vernon! We’re all looking forward to our next visit to AMNH’s “Living Oceans” exhibit in August!

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Getting creative in the Penguin and Dragon Classes!

Today in the penguin class students designed their own Chinese folding fans! Teachers helped students to create their own beautiful fans, and students were very proud of their hand-made functional artwork.

企鹅班的小朋友们今天学习了制作折扇。小朋友们在老师的帮助下自己设计自己的折扇,小朋友们学得特别开心。

Today in the Dragon Class, students learned about traditional Chinese architecture by constructing their own “siheyuanr”. A “siheyuanr” is a traditional form of Chinese dwelling, featuring a four sided compound surrounding a square courtyard.

中国龙班的小朋友们今天学习合作了一个“四合院”。 “四合院”是中国合院的传统建筑,小朋友们对自己的作品特别满意。

Today in the Rabbit Class Ms. Catherine taught our youngest students the story of “Little Bean”, along with a cute jumping dance to go along with the story. After having the chance to unleash some of their energy through dance, the students showed improved concentration and focus during the story-telling.

小兔子班的小朋友们今天听老师讲了小豆子的故事,还在老师的带领下跳了可爱的舞蹈。小朋友们今天都特别集中注意力。

Remember that our field trip to the American Museum of Natural History is tomorrow (Friday 7/12)! Drop-off is at 9:45am at the Hayden Planetarium Entrance on 81st St! Please see the flyer for more details: Field Trip July 12th flyer

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Learning Chinese geography and characters!

Today students in the Dragon Classroom learned the Chinese words for the cardinal directions, north “北”,south “南”, east “东”, and west “西”. Students not only learned how to write out the characters, they also applied the newly learned directions to a map of China, as a continuation of their study of Chinese geography.

今天中国龙班的小朋友们学习了汉字的“东,南,西,北。“ 小朋友们不仅可以清楚的认识汉子怎么写,还可以在中国地图上清楚的标志出汉字的”东,南,西,北“ 的方位。

Today in the Panda Class, students studied the protected animals of different countries. The children learned how to identify these animals in Chinese, through a fun and engaging matching game prepared by their teacher. By the end of the game, students were able to quickly say the correct Chinese word for each country’s special animal.

今天,熊猫班的小朋友们学习了各个国家的保护动物用中文怎么说。老师为小朋友们分组做了游戏。小朋友们总是可以很快速的用中文说出每个国家相对应的保护动物是什么。

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Day 2: Ribbon Dancing and Stories from our Penguin and Rabbit Classes

Today Ms. Emily led a class on traditional Chinese ribbon dance! Ribbon dance originated in Chinese folk culture, first starting in the Tang dynasty. During ancient times, people from all across China participated in the dance to celebrate the year’s harvest, and the dance continues as a vibrant aspect of Chinese folk culture today. Students enthusiastically participated and had fun learning to use their ribbons to take part in the elegant traditional dance.

今天我们的Emily老师带领大家感受了一下中国传统舞蹈:彩带舞。彩带舞是源于中国民间大众的一种舞蹈,最早起源于唐朝初期,各地民众为庆祝五谷丰登丰收年而跳的一种欢庆的舞蹈,流传至今,已经渐渐成为一种简单的民族风俗文化,用来欢庆幸福美满的节日。小朋友们积极参与,伴随着小朋友们快乐的笑声,彩带纷飞,小朋友们翩翩起舞来欢乐的感受着中国舞蹈的魅力。

In the Penguin class we studied the flag of China and made our own Chinese flags. The flag of the People’s Republic of China is called the “Five Star Red Flag”, with an arc of four yellow stars in the upper-left corner surrounding one large star, symbolizing the unity and strength of the original four ethnic groups of China. By studying the different shapes, colors, and creating their own flags, students learned about the meaning and symbolism of China’s flag.

企鹅班的小朋友们今天学习了中国国旗并且自己学习制作了中国国旗。中国华人民共和国国旗叫五星红旗,旗面为红色,左上方缀有五颗黄色的五角星,一颗大星被四颗小星环抱在周围,象征着民族团结与力量。小朋友们通过学习认识和绘画五星红旗,更加了解到了中国国旗的意义。

 

Our Rabbit Class is made up of the youngest students in our summer program. Today, teachers prepared a game to teach students the Chinese different colors and the Chinese word for “elephant” (大象). After learning the different names of colors, students got creative by using their favorite colors to decorate their own imaginative elephants!

小兔子班里的小朋友们的年龄是我们整个夏令营里面最小的。老师们用尽全力尽可能的把最快乐的课堂体验带给每一个小朋友们。今天老师为小朋友们准备了有趣的课堂动手活动。小朋友们学习到了中文“大象”,还有简单的颜色用中文怎么说,小朋友们还动手用自己最喜欢的颜色装饰了自己心中的那只“大象”。

Stay tuned next time for more stories from our classrooms! 下次见!