Welcome to Yinghua Academy Kindergarten. 阮老师 Ruan Laoshi /Mrs. Nelson. 崔老师 Cui laoshi. Ms. Byram – Art Ms. Chou – Music Ms. Thune. K 3 also taught by:. Chinese Language Arts curriculum Singapore Math Science Whole School and Classroom Expectations How to get involved at school
Chinese Language Arts curriculum
Whole School and Classroom Expectations
How to get involved at school
Chinese Language Arts
The followings are general topic areas and intended timelines for instruction.
The topics and resources listed are only samples, not a complete listing. Topics listed may occur earlier or later than indicated.
Student Schedule K3, Ruan Laoshi
Literary Response and Analysis: Identify types of everyday print materials
Vocabulary: Basic academic and functional Chinese vocabulary
Listening and Speaking: Students will listen and respond to oral communication
Writing: Handwriting skills and hold pencil correctly
My First Chinese Words 36 Book set from Better Chinese
I Love Chinese: The 14 book set from Better Chinese
青(qīng) 田(tián)story books
Singapore reading materials
Reading materials from China
Kindergarten Chinese Language Arts Curriculum
Language acquisition vs. Language Learning
Chinese immersion environment
Connect sound to print and connect print to meaning (Same as MN English Language Arts standards)
Basic Concepts of Immersion Education
Be familiar with the 18 basic strokes
Follow the writing rules
Use the proper stroke order when writing characters
Practice is the key
How to Get off to A Good Start Writing Chinese Characters
Multiple types of characters (e.g. pictographs, ideographs, compound pictographs, compound ideographs, semi-phonetic compounds, etc..)
Starting with simple characters, such as pictographic characters
What are Chinese Characters?
Your child will be able to --
understand the classroom directions from teachers in Chinese
express their needs and wants with Chinese speakers
understand the basic strokes and formation of characters
write at least 80+ Chinese characters
recognize at least 150-200 Chinese characters
When Your Child Graduates from YA Kindergarten
Read to your child
Monthly language rich activities calendar
Singapore Math Method
- follows a spiral progression
- Principles: Three step learning model, moving from the concrete, to the pictorial, to the abstract
-consistent and strong emphasis on problem solving and model drawing
Suitable for immersion program
-Builds upon preceding levels
-Explanations of math concepts are exceptionally clear and simple
"The success of science has more to do with an attitude common to scientists than with a particular method. This attitude is one of inquiry, experimentation, and humility before the facts." - Paul G. Hewitt, Conceptual Physics, Second Edition, p. 3
Elementary school children are in a concrete operational stage of their development. (Piaget, 1958)
--Invisible things must be represented in concrete form to enable these children to grasp the concepts.
In kindergarten, children often study aspects of the world around them: the family, the school, the community.
We want to help students think about their relationship with the world and foster their curiosity.
Play is the Work of the Child (Piaget)
Play, along with the basic needs of nutrition, health, shelter and education, is vital to develop the potential of all children.
Play is communication and expression, combing thought and action; it gives satisfaction and a feeling of achievement.
Play is instinctive, voluntary, and spontaneous.
Play helps children develop physically, mentally, emotionally, and socially.
Play is a means of learning to live, not a mere passing of time.
Play is the child’s way of learning.
Kindergarten Curriculum Map
School Wide Calendar-receive today.
Kindergarten Classroom Rules-have you child color and bring back for a sticker.
Read to your child everyday
Good rest and eat well
Check sent home folder every night
Check our Classroom Page weekly (password: 2013yinghuarocks)
Arrive at school and pick up on time
Individual snack in the backpack
Turn in homework on time
Learn with your child
Three field trips- Apple Orchard in October, MN Zoo in Feb, and one in spring.
Monthly Activity Calendar- at least complete two activities a week
Grandparents’ Day- October 11th,2013
Chinese New Year Performance-2/07/2013 at Bethel University
Academic Performance-the end of May
Notes in the take home folder
Kinder Campus Office (612)-788-9095
“Report an Absence”- Go to the Yinghua home page and scroll to the bottom, there is a link in the black bar at bottom. Click on that link and fill in the form, the school will receive an email with the information.