Thursday, April 29, 2010


Here's a site with printable flash cards for character practice. This coming week we'll be practicing animals and animal habitats.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

bi sai!

It was great so see so many of you at the race! Our first grade Chinese Immersion class was well represented.

Reminder that all chinese readers are due back to the school by Friday, May 7th. So start looking around your house for any strays. I will be sending home a note with your child letting you know which ones I have not yet received back.

Here's some information on Chinese classes being offered by Granite Peaks lifelong learning this spring and summer. It might be a good way to help your child keep up the language over the break. Or else give you an opportunity to get a basic understanding of how this language works and surprise your child by having something to say back to them in Chinese. Oh yes, and I happen to know the teacher :)

Learning Chinese is fun!
Beginning 1

Our teacher opens your child's lingual ability in a whole new way. Without realizing it, they absorb the Chinese language as they color, sing, and engage in a variety of activities that introduce basic written characters and vocabulary. Instructor is an experienced elementary teacher who teaches in the Chinese Immersion program through Granite School District. Watch your child's knowledge grow.

Tuesday, Thursday 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm; 9 sessions starting June 1, 2010, ending July 1, 2010
Tuition: $39.00
Instructor: Bagley-Chipman
Location: Cottonwood Campus Map

Beginning 2
Tuesday, Thursday 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm; 10 sessions starting June 1, 2010, ending July 1, 2010
Tuition: $39.00
Instructor: Bagley-Chipman
Location: Cottonwood Campus Map

Intro to Chinese for adults

Class Description

A civilization dating to biblical times, China has a colorful and diverse history. Tradition is important and cultural development is emphasized. Today, China is a major player in the business world and knowing the language is key to making the connections you need. As a result of this interest, school districts are offering a Chinese immersion program for school students. Whatever your need; whether you need it for business or pleasure, or to help your child in his/her study, we give you an introduction to Mandarin Chinese linguistics, both spoken and written.

Thursday 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm; 8 sessions starting May 13, 2010, ending July 1, 2010
Tuition: $65.00
Instructor: Chipman
Location: Cottonwood Campus Map

see for more information

Friday, April 16, 2010


Due to the power being out all day at school (which I'm sure you've already heard about from your own 6 or 7 year old) I had to have someone else run off the homework note last minute. Hence you have a full page of what I had typed up as a half page. So sorry for the repetition. I supposed over communication is never a bad thing though:)

It was fun to see and hear many more people using the lingt site this week. It really is an excellent tool for language learning and I encourage you to use it with your child this week. It's a great way for me (and you) to hear your child speak.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Spring is here!

Beautiful day today.

We took our last Math Acuity benchmark test today, and all did very well. You should be proud of your kids:)

Homework will be coming home tomorrow:

Book: We are all very busy at school

This week we will focus on review and expansion of body vocab as well as an introduction to sports words.

There will be an optional assignment on the lingt website.

New words for the week:

打篮球 da lan qiu play basketball

比赛 bi sai competition or race

体育课 ti yu ke p.e.

运动 yun dong exercise

mang busy

Quiz on Friday will be recognition based. They will be asked to match characters to pinyin.



July 19-23rd (2nd grade)

August 9-13th (1st grade)

And last but not least.... hope you're all planning on coming to the PTA run on Saturday, April 24th. A great way to finish our week learning about exercise in Chinese:)

Sunday, April 11, 2010


This coming week we will be focusing on plants as well as a review of color (characters), days of the week (characters), and addition and subtraction math strategies.

The lingt assignment is ready. Click on the link to the right.

Also.....last call for anyone interested in being in the directory. We want to get the put together and sent home as soon as we can.

Thanks for all you do for you kids!