Monday, August 31, 2015

Home Chinese Preschool- Day 1

Today I started home preschool my 4 year old and 2 year old. My 4 year old M was in a English preschool co-op last year where each mom took turns teaching once a month, he really misses his classes this year. My two year old P is too young to really learn to read or write but he had fun participating circle time. All in all, it was a success. 

Before I get into today's preschool, I wanted to talk about the curriculum I used for today's Chinese lesson. I used <ZhongWen> (Mandarin Chinese Language) course materials. 

For today's Chinese lesson, I started out with circle time and animals. We played a game where everyone closes their eyes and one person would run around the circle with an animal in their hands until the music stops. When the music stops they put the animal behind someone's back, and then everyone opens their eyes if they have an animal behind their back. If so, it's their turn. Every time we sing different Chinese songs. They both loved this game and played over and over again and even played again when my oldest got home from school. 

After the circle time, I taught the first lesson of writing from 1 to 10 in mandarin chinese, plus 100.
一  二  三 四 五 六 七 八 九 十  百 

Circle Time

This is what the lesson looks like

Practice sheets I bought in China 

M's practice sheet
My preschool will always be bilingual, meaning that I will also be teaching English lesson as well. For today, we learned the letter A and all kinds of shapes. 
M hard at work

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