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Newsletter| November, 2019

Theme: Thanksgiving

Inside of Human Body/ Election

"November’s sky is chill and drear, November’s leaf is red and sear, November's air is full of loves and thanks. "

This month, we learned what is ELECTION; inside of the human body; and the first Thanksgiving.


English Activities

These are the organs of the inside human body.

How does the digest system of human body work? First, we need to eat!

Our stomach just likes a blender. You need to chew on the food when you are eating, otherwise, your stomach may need to work very hard.

What is the smell when the food is inside your stomach with gastric acid (we used lime juice.) ?

This is the food plate. To maintain a healthy body, we need to learn how to eat healthy.

Do you know which food group does the milk belong to?

Food pyramid is the old nutrient resource and let us to find out why we don't use this now.

Do you know what is election? What is vote?

You can only use your ballot to vote one candidate to be the helper of classroom.

Congratulations! Finally, we elected 3 students to be our classroom helpers.

It is our apple science experiment time!

Please put the apple slices into the different liquids.

Day 1, all the apple slice looks fresh.

Day 3, I found out the apple slice in the lime juice still looks fresh.

Why does the leaf changes color in autumn?

Let's blend the leaves with alcohol.

Then insert the coffee filter into each cup.

Can you give me a word begins with the sound "b" as in "bus"?

Show and Tell for sound "b". My bus begins with the sound "b". It is yellow and it can run on the floor.

I am making a cat craft for the letter "c".

I am learning how to spell a word with my teacher.

I am learning to use the movable alphabetic to spell words.


Chinese Activities

"小马跑路,d d d 。"

"d" and "b" are so similar!

Let's sing out loud all the consonants.

"Do you remember this sound?"

"It's 一根木棍,l l l。"

This is the work to lay out all the single vowels and consonants. Do you like to check what they are?

Now I'm going to write it down.

I'm working on the sound "p" with teacher.

I can match the sound to the picture objects and write the words down.

I'm learning the four tones of six single vowels.

Pinyin Deer/发音鹿 is a fun work to do, it reminds me of different words.

Can you spell "鼓/drum"?


I'm practicing on spelling.

I like to spell the words with movable pinyin.

We've learned some characters by now, can you lead to read the book?

Can you make a word from these characters?

Can you make a sentence with these characters?

Let's perform a short play include all the characters we've learned.

We need to prepare some props for the show.

We're the high high mountains, cardboard should be a good idea.

Done! I'm the adult, I'm the child.

Show time!

One day, a little bear climb up a high high mountain......

Thanksgiving is coming, what are you thankful for? What would life be like without farmers? Where would our food come from?

Here is a poem about farmer, 悯农 by 李绅lǐ shēn.

Can I try to read by my own?

One day, a shepherd boy is grazing, then he saw a cicada......

Would you like to read the poem 所见/ Sighted by Yuan Mei?

Here is a cicada on the tree, let's go grazing together and sing out loud the song:



Special Events


Do you know the story of the first Thanksgiving? Long ago, a group of people was called the pilgrims wanted to live somewhere they would be free to worship how they wanted to. They decided to sail across the ocean to a new land......

We are making headdress for pilgrims, Indians and turkeys.

Thanksgiving is a time for gatherings and lots of yummy food! We especially look forward to our friendship feast!

There're so many things we are thankful for......

Happy Birthday

Happy birthday to our dear friend Daniel!


Child &Faith

God's creation: Day 2

God made the expanse and separated the waters which were under the expanse from the waters which were above the expanse. And God called the expanse Heaven. And there was evening and there was morning.

God's creation: Day 3

God said, Let the waters under the heavens be gathered together into one place, and let the dry land appear, and it was so.

In God's creation day 3, God said, Let the earth sprout grass, herbs yielding seed, and fruit trees bearing fruit according to their kind with their seed in them upon the earth.

Lost Son

Do you know that there is a God loves us, and, He will welcome us just like the son was welcomed back home by his father......

"Joy, feeling one's own value, being appreciated and loved by others, feeling useful and capable of production are all factors of enormous value for the human soul."

—— Maria Montessori


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