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Wednesday, February 4

  1. page home edited Ni hao, welcome to our Mandarin Wikispace! Huanying (Welcome)! ... more than 450 500 stude…

    Ni hao, welcome to our Mandarin Wikispace! Huanying (Welcome)!
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    Enjoy exploring our website and please come back often! Xie xie (thank you).
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  2. page Mandarin Learning Journal edited ... Term 1 Welcome back to school! Huan ying (welcome!) Chinese new year New Year is on Let…
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    Welcome back to school! Huan ying (welcome!)
    Chinese new yearNew Year is on
    Let's learn how to say Happy New Year in Mandarin, 'Xin nian hao!' 'Gong xi gong xi!'
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    Our 2014 Mandarin Assistant, Yan laoshi, has arrived in China safely. She's currently in her hometown Xi'an to spend the Chinese New Year with her family. After that she'll return to Shanghai to carry on with her Master's study. She said she misses all the Meadowbank children!
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  3. page Mandarin Learning Journal edited 2015 Term 1 Welcome back to school! Huan ying (welcome!) Chinese new year is on Thursday 19 …

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    Term 1
    Welcome back to school! Huan ying (welcome!)
    Chinese new year is on Thursday 19 Feb and this year is the Year of Goat.
    Let's learn how to say Happy New Year in Mandarin, 'Xin nian hao!' 'Gong xi gong xi!'
    You may also hear people saying it in Cantonese, which is 'Gong hay fat choi!'
    At school we are going to celebrate with a range of activities and with the senior school children will work on a group project to find out more about culture, as well as to compare with new year celebrations in different countries.
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    Our 2014 Mandarin Assistant, Yan laoshi, has arrived in China safely. She's currently in her hometown Xi'an to spend the Chinese New Year with her family. After that she'll return to Shanghai to carry on with her Master's study. She said she misses all the Meadowbank children!
    We will welcome our new Mandarin Assistant, (Lisa) Zhang laoshi from Shanghai Fudan University. Zhang laoshi will start working in week 3. Zhang laoshi is very good at doing Tai chi and she looks forward to teaching our children Tai chi on the field!
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Thursday, February 13

  1. page Useful Links edited Ni hao ma song: Songs: http://queenstown-mandarin.wikispaces.com/Introduction+Song Games for…

    Ni hao ma song:Songs:
    http://queenstown-mandarin.wikispaces.com/Introduction+Song
    Games for numbers:
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    http://www.hello-world.com/games/learn.php?language=Mandarin&topic=color
    http://www.hello-world.com/games/balloon.php?language=Mandarin&vocabulary=colors
    Colour song:
    http://queenstown-mandarin.wikispaces.com/Colours
    Polite song:
    http://queenstown-mandarin.wikispaces.com/Introduction+Song

    Games for fruits:
    http://www.digitaldialects.com/Chinese/Fruit_text.htm
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    Chinese online dictionary
    http://www.yellowbridge.com/chinese/chinese-dictionary.php
    Chinese character writing (Stroke order demonstration)
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  2. page Mandarin Learning Journal edited 2014 Chinese New Year Crafts We started our Mandarin lessons with a range of fun activities to…

    2014
    Chinese New Year Crafts
    We started our Mandarin lessons with a range of fun activities to celebrate the Chinese New Year. Children made paper cutting, calligraphy and calendars. We are going to cover the following topics in Term 1:
    Year 2: Greetings and numbers
    Year 3: Colours
    Year 4: Body parts
    Year 5 and 6: Food
    Please click on 'Useful Links' (menu on the right hand side) for a range of Mandarin games and songs. If you want to find out more about the words in Chinese, you may want to explore the online dictionary. The programmes on CCTV China is interesting to watch and you can learn about the Chinese culture and famous architectures. You can find all these links in 'Useful Links'. Have fun!
    Nihao from Zhou laoshi
    Our Mandarin assistant Zhou laoshi has safely arrived in China and she is currently in her hometown Hangzhou to spend the Chinese New Year with her family. This is a message from her:
    Happy the year of horse. I'm still in winter holiday and enjoy the time with my family.
    The weather must be lovely in NZ ,but it is snowing in my hometown-Hangzhou. I love snow except the freezing cold weather.
    How is the new term going?I miss NZ !
    Our new assistant Yan laoshi will start working on Monday, week 3 (17th Feb). She is currently in the second year of study towards a master's degree with a major in teaching Chinese as a second language at Fudan University, Shanghai. We look forward to having her in our Mandarin classes!

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Thursday, March 7

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    Chinese New Year Celebration
    The Year of the Snake arrived in February, and we did lots of fun celebratory activities in our Mandarin lessons. The year twos made red packets (Chinese parents put money in special red packets and give them to children to symbolise luck and joy for the new year). The year threes made some beautiful paper cuttings. Paper cutting is a traditional Chinese folk art. The children were taught different ways to fold the paper to make symmetrical patterns. They were very excited to design their own patterns. The year four and five students wrote lucky messages with Chinese calligraphy brushes, and their work is beautifully displayed in our new Mandarin classroom, Room 17.
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    Visitors from China In week four, our school hosted 32 students from Zhenming School, Ningho, China, along with 7 teachers and the school principal. The students stayed with the year five and six classes for four days. There they experienced learning in a New Zealand classroom, including activities such as swimming and the Garden to Table programme. Our school performed a kapa haka, and the Chinese students performed music on Chinese instruments. The kiwi and Chinese students also did activities such as Chinese calligraphy and Tai chi together. It was a great opportunity for cultural exchange – the Chinese students learned some English and a lot about the kiwi culture, and our students had many opportunities to practise speaking Mandarin with native speakers. The Chinese students stayed with homestay families from our school before they headed off to Australia.
    Mandarin Language Assistant We would like to welcome Miss Sophia Zhou, our Mandarin Language Assistant to Meadowbank School. Miss Zhou is from Shanghai, China, and is currently in the second year of study towards a master's degree with a major in teaching Chinese as a second language. As part of the NZ–China Trading Agreement, each year the Confucius Institute selects 30 Mandarin Language Assistants to come to New Zealand to support Mandarin teaching in New Zealand schools. Miss Zhou will stay with us until December this year, providing support during our Mandarin lessons. If you have any questions in class time, don't hesitate to put your hand up and ask Miss Zhou!
    Chinese New Year Celebration
    The Year of the Snake arrived in February, and we did lots of fun celebratory activities in our Mandarin lessons. The year twos made red packets (Chinese parents put money in special red packets and give them to children to symbolise luck and joy for the new year). The year threes made some beautiful paper cuttings. Paper cutting is a traditional Chinese folk art. The children were taught different ways to fold the paper to make symmetrical patterns. They were very excited to design their own patterns. The year four and five students wrote lucky messages with Chinese calligraphy brushes, and their work is beautifully displayed in our new Mandarin classroom, Room 17.
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    Calligraphy
    The students in years 3 and 4 learned about the writing of Chinese characters. They learned how Chinese is a pictorial language and how the characters represent things and ideas. They investigated some examples of calligraphy and the ‘four treasures of Chinese calligraphy’, which are the brush, ink, paper and inkstone. The teacher demonstrated how to hold a brush, and the students then completed a piece of calligraphy work using brushes and ink, which was a new experience to all of them. In preparation for this work, they practised writing the characters with pencil, following the rules of basic strokes.
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Thursday, February 7

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    Ni hao, welcome to our Mandarin Wikispace!
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    more than 350450 students in years 2, 3 and3, 4 and 5 attend two
    Enjoy exploring our website and please come back often! Xie xie (thank you).
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