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

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Moon Cakes and Hot Potatoes


Fourth Grade students select their own slices of Moon Cake, the special treat of the annual Moon Cake Festival.





Moon Cake tastes a lot different than American cakes, but they are still tasty!


First graders play Hot Potato, a game that develops rapid recall of Mandarin Chinese vocabulary and confidence communicating in Chinese among friends and classmates.



Sunday, May 21, 2017

Google Expeditions

Fifth graders at Washington Township had the opportunity to use Google Expeditions to "visit" the Great Wall of China and the Forbidden City. Some students were ready to travel to Beijing right away! Thank you to our technology team for making this amazing opportunity possible for 4th and 5th graders across the district!



Chinese Checkers

Fourth grade students in Wellman are hard at work--and having fun--learning to play Chinese Checkers!




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!