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
Whole School and Classroom Expectations
How to get involved at school
Important EventsMain Topics for Tonight
PlayMain Goals for Kindergarten-Be ready for first grade
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 timelines for instruction.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 correctlyChinese Language Arts
My First Chinese Words 36 Book set from Better Chinese print materials
I Love Chinese: The 14 book set from Better Chinese
青(qīng) 田(tián)story books
Singapore reading materials
Reading materials from China
Language acquisition vs. Language Learning print materials
Chinese immersion environment
Connect sound to print and connect print to meaning (Same as MN English Language Arts standards)
Be familiar with the 18 basic strokes print materials
Follow the writing rules
Use the proper stroke order when writing characters
Practice is the key
Multiple types of characters (e.g. pictographs, ideographs, compound pictographs, compound ideographs, semi-phonetic compounds, etc..)
Starting with simple characters, such as pictographic characters
Your child will be able to -- compound pictographs, compound ideographs, semi-phonetic compounds, etc..)
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
Read to your child compound pictographs, compound ideographs, semi-phonetic compounds, etc..)
Monthly language rich activities calendarExtend Your Child’s English Vocabulary
Singapore Math Method compound pictographs, compound ideographs, semi-phonetic compounds, etc..)
- 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 drawingSingapore Math
Suitable for immersion program compound pictographs, compound ideographs, semi-phonetic compounds, etc..)
-Builds upon preceding levels
-Explanations of math concepts are exceptionally clear and simpleSingapore Math
"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.Science
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.Social Studies
Play is the Work of the Child (Piaget) around them: the family, the school, the community.Play
Play around them: the family, the school, the community., 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 is important to Children
Play around them: the family, the school, the community. 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.Play is important to Children
Kindergarten Curriculum Map around them: the family, the school, the community.
School Wide Calendar-receive today.
Kindergarten Classroom Rules-have you child color and bring back for a sticker.Information you can find on classroom page
Read to your child everyday around them: the family, the school, the community.
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
Be involvedA Happy and Successful Year
Three field trips around them: the family, the school, the community.- 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 MayExciting Events
[email protected] around them: the family, the school, the community.
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.Communicate with Us via…