Unit 3 Who We Are

We finished our Celebration Unit. Students have been engaged in a variety of learning, such as creating a rhyme for the Legend of Monster Nian, learning language through the traditional Chinese games and eating Chinese New Year food. Some photos showing students’ learning are stored in their Chinese notebook.

We have started our new unit of Who We Are.                                                            Central Idea: Communication enables us to connect and understand more about ourselves and others.                                                                                                           We are learning about the personal information about some Significant People whom are explored by our students in their homeroom, such as Walt Disney, Eric Carle, Dr. Sue, Mar Polo, etc.                                                                                                                    At the end of the unit, students will be able to tell the name, country, what significant things they did. In addition, students will be able to talk about themselves regarding name, nationality, age, colors and animals they like, as well as activities they like to do. They will create a photo frame with all their personal information at the back side.

Unit of Celebrations

We are beginning our new Unit of Celebrations. We will be able to understand

Celebrations and traditions are expression of shared beliefs and values.

Inquiry into:

– How people celebrate.

– What traditions people have to celebrate.

At the end of the Unit, students will be able to describe the traditions of the celebrations and understand legends for Chinese New Year, and able to transfer to other celebrations which connects to their identity.

For the detailed learning throughout the unit, please visit students school personal blog.

What we are learing

Dear Parents,
This year Grade 1 have Chinese Mandarin classes three times a week. They are on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
Here are the units that we are going to explore throughout the year:
· Healthy Choices on Food and Drinks
· Celebrations: Moon festival, Chinese New Year and other Festivals
· Chinese Poems and Rythmes
· Animals, Plants and Me

We have started our learning about making choices on food and drinks. Students are expressing what food and drinks they like and dislike, also providing the reasons. At the end of the unit, students will make a placemat with their healthy choices. They will be able to bring it home and share with you.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at ali@unishanoi.org

Back to School Night Presentation

Welcome to World Languages Blog

Dear Parents,
Welcome to our World Languages learning community! We would like to take this opportunity to introduce our team and share about how to use this blog to enhance our partnership to support students’ learning.

In our team, we have 3 Vietnamese teachers, 3 French teachers, 1 Chinese Mandarin teacher and 1 Teaching Assistant. All languages teachers are native speakers. More information of individual teacher’s bio can be found in the tab of “About Us” on this blog.

During the first two weeks of school, all of our World Languages classes are focused on Learning to Learn. Students are getting to know their teachers and their new classmates. In order to achieve the school goal towards Excellent Learning, in our classes, we established the class essential agreements and commitments to the actions of being a responsible learner of their own and for others. In the meantime, some basic classroom language is introduced so that students will be able to follow the directions in the target languages in everyday situation.

On the World Languages Blog this year, you will find the curriculum information, language learning information from respective teacher, and it also provides you the opportunity to talk with the children about what we are learning, what we have learned, and what we will learn throughout the year.

We hope you will find this site a useful communication channel between our team and you as parents.