欢迎来 (Huān yíng lái) Mid-Prairie Chinese Blog (Welcome to the Mid-Prairie Chinese Blog)

Come back often to see what the students are learning and to find out about upcoming events in the schools.

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Chinese New Year and Friendship Groups

Wellman Elementary's K-5 Friendship Group celebrated Chinese New Year. They drew posters and learned about the 12 animals of the Chinese Zodiac (this is the Year of the Rooster).


Since Chinese New Year was celebrated in late January, students have kept busy learning the Chinese language - and the Chinese culture - in every classroom at all three schools.




 











Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Dragonflies and Bracelets!

Fifth grade students at all three buildings - Township, Wellman and Kalona - learned how to use to Chinese knots to make dragonflies and bracelets. Many of the creations ended up under Christmas trees as nice gifts for parents, siblings, and other relatives!










Kalona Fourth Grade

Fourth grade students at Kalona Elementary played the Match Memory to learn about directions.

Wellman Second Grade

In December Principal Bill Poock visited a second grade classroom in Wellman. The students worked in three centers--a writing center, a matching memory game, and kooshball. Here are some of the activities he saw, and some of the great work the students turned in!





WT practices words for food!

Washington Township first grade students practiced their Mandarin Chinese sentences about eating different kinds of food!

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Sunday, October 23, 2016

Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed

"Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed" is a story poem that helps students read with fluency and competence using Mandarin Chinese.

See how well these Wellman first graders did as both individual readers and in groups! They did an excellent job!

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Using Quizlet to Learn Chinese

Fifth graders from Wellman Elementary School use the Quizlet program to help learn the Mandarin Chinese vocabulary words about emotions.

With Quizlet, students can use the program to help them learn the material, and then take a test to demonstrate what they've accomplished!