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Newsletter| February, 2019

Theme: Winter- Snow, China

The world suddenly was putted on a beautiful white gown, which is shinny and bright. Many tiny snowflakes softly and quietly fall from the sky. Children were so excited to see, touch, smell and catch it. What happen to plants in winter?

Can all the plants survive through winter?


English Activities

Do you know what is Valentine's Day? How do people celebrate Valentine's Day?

I know how to sing the HEART song. "I made a valentine for you and heart shape says I love you, H, E, A, R, T, H, E, A, R, T, H, E, A, R, T, and heart shape says I love you..."

I am making a Valentine's card for my best friend.

I am threading beads and making a valentine bracelet for myself.

Styrofoam plate heart sewing could be a good gift for my mom.

It's time to exchange the Valentine's Day cards and gifts with my friends! Ya!

It's the "Show and Tell" time. What is your Show and Tell ? Can I touch the toy fish you are showing to me?

I can cut the paper letter f and use it to make a" f f flower".

I love finger painting and I am going to paint more "flowers" on my tree.


Chinese Activities

Can you pronounce with the tip of the tongue curled up toward the hard palate? ——"zh- ch- sh."

These are the Retroflex Consonants/翘舌音.

What's the beginning sound of 圣诞树sheng dan shu/ Christmas tree?

“I know, it begins with sh!”

Can you help me to find the beginning sound of 手电筒 shou dian tong/flashlight?

"Yes I can!" It is "sh".

It's the Show-N-Tell day for zh, ch, sh. I brought a 梳子 shu zi/ comb, Can you guess what's the beginning sound of it?

Let's try to spell " sh-u- shu, 树tree, zh-u-zhu, 猪pig......"

Do you like to review all the consonant sounds with me?

"Let's check, p p p is for 皮带pi dai/belt......"

It's Chinese Lunar New Year, Do you know the famous poem New Year's Day by Wang Anshi/元日●王安石?

I wanted to write down this poem and drew a picture for it.


Culture - China

This is a Chinese couplet. The first one on the right is called 上联/ the right scroll, the second one on the left is called 下联/ the left scroll, the top one is called 横联/ the top scroll.

It's a Chinese traditional game called 套圈环/Ringtoss.

I can not wait for my turn.

The Lantern Festival is the final day of the traditional Chinese New Year celebrations. On this day, people will hand out for lantern riddles/猜灯谜.

Let's do a riddle game. It requires you to think outside the box.

We have been written the riddles on the lanterns! Let's start to have some fun!

Which riddle do you like to try it first?

Hmm, Let me think!.

"圆圆的火球高高挂,夏天经常看到它, What's the answer to the riddle?"

"I know, it's sun/太阳."

"弯弯一座桥,雨后最招摇。Do you know the answer?”

"It's rainbow/彩虹."

I answered the riddle right and here is the rewards!

I loved the Chinese Lantern Riddle, it was really fun and I won a lot of rewards!

The trademark food of the Lantern Festival is called yuan xiao/元宵, it’s also known as tāng yuan /汤圆, which represent family reunions.

Do you like to try some?


Yuan xiao/元宵 tastes sticky, sweet, and soft. I love it!


Character Development of Month


“Values are the things you believe in. They guide the way you think, you speak, you behave. They also help you to live your life in a meaningful way.”

Do you know the story "The kitten goes fishing"?

While fishing, the kitten were chasing a dragonfly, and then running after a butterfly, do you think if the kitten catch any fish with such a short attention span? Of course not.

He needs to FOCUS.

I focus on picking the beads with tweezers until my work is done.

I'm using these tiny beads to make a beads doggy. I believe I can do it because I really focus on my work.

"Looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God."

——Hebrews 12:2 ESV


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