Friday, August 27, 2010


Great to meet you all at back to school night! Here are a few links that we talked about.

Also, if you could send a small, store bought snack with your child every so often throughout the year (enough for 26), there would be many happy six year olds when snack time rolls around at 10:30.

Online resources is the site and company our Chinese literacy program comes from. They have some online stories and games in chinese for free, and you can see the little readers and workbooks we will be using. is also a helpful site, for learning chracter strokes and pronunciation has some chinese books/movies cd's available has some great products available for beginning chinese students confucius institute at the U of U has some fun vocabulary lists, activities, and songs

Here is a link to the granite peaks class for adults beginning chinese:

Click on the lingt link to the right to try out this week's assignment!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010


A new year has begun!!

And I am so excited about the progress your children have already made! They are doing a fantastic job, and their hard work is paying off.

This week we have been reviewing things learned at Startalk ( numbers, colors, family members, greetings, basic commands) as well as working on how to be polite in Chinese. We will be using a series of readers from throughout the year, and have begun work on the first two.

Your child should know/be working on:

How are you?
I am well!
Thank you
You're welcome
I'm sorry.
It's alright.
Come with me

You're child might also be incredibly tired each day when they get home. Their brains have been working harder than most six year olds' :)

Ask your child to tell you what our classroom rules are (They are the same for both mine and Mrs. Cretsinger). And then give them a hug and tell them they are wonderful for trying so hard and doing so well with Chinese.