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Shu Ren International School
Berkeley, CA
Mandarin-English Immersion
Pre-K to 8th Grade
An IB World School
Berkeley, CA
Shu Ren International School
Berkeley, CA
info@shurenschool.org
510-841-8899
Mandarin-English Immersion
Pre-K to 8th Grade
An IB World School
Berkeley, CA
Shu Ren International School
Berkeley, CA
Mandarin-English Immersion
Pre-K to 8th Grade
An IB World School
Berkeley, CA

Plum Garden / 梅园书栈

梅园报晓 Plum Garden News—No.27 April 27 – May 1 Kindergarten / First grade Up coming events and important dates 5/5      Regional Parks Botanic Garden Field Trip. 5/12    Berkeley Fire Department visit and Demonstration at Shu Ren. 5/14    Berkeley Ballet Theater Field Trip, The Seasons Performance. 5/19    PTA Meeting. 5/25    Memorial Day. School Closed. Greeting Parents, Regarding our inquiry of native California plants, the kindergarten and first grade’s Regional Park Botanic Garden field trip is coming up. We will discover the most popular native plants in the Botanic Garden and we will learn about different kinds of species. We will also learn why the native plants are vital to our environment. On Tuesday May 5, we will be leaving Shu Ren at 9:30 A.M. and arrive at the Tilden Park’s botanical garden at 10:00 A.M. The docent will give the children an hour tour in the garden. Please arrive to school no later than 8:45 A.M. Here are a few reminders for the field trip * Comfortable clothes (Please dress your child in layers) * Comfortable shoes (Good for hiking) * Sun block (Please help your child apply it before the trip) * Hat * Lunch (Heating up needs to be done at home and the lunch needs to be packed in a bag with handles of some sort) * Water We will be back at Shu Ren at 1:00P.M. The children will have English lessons following the field trip. Please no gum, candy, toys, and money allowed during the trip. Thanks! For this weeks’ inquiry, we will learn about: •    Why native plants are important to their originated environment...

Bamboo Garden News, April 20-24, 2009

Important date: May 14th: Tchaikovsky’s The Seasons at Julia Morgan Theater (Pre-K children, please be at Shu Ren by 8:45am) Dear Parents, Welcome back to school after a short break. To continue our theme, how we express ourselves, we have come to the last inquiry, how to make a good friend and what should we say when we meet a new friend? We choose a different friend every day who we want to be with and do an activity with. In addition to friends around us, one of our important friends, “the earth,” needs our help. What happened to our friend, the earth? How can we care for it? How we can help it? Language: 地球生病了- The earth is sick Our important friend, the earth, has gotten sick. Why has it gotten sick? The environment has been destroyed by many of us. The sea animals are eating trash. The animals need to find their new houses. The weather is getting hotter and hotter. How can we help our friend to give it back it’s original health? The biggest and easiest thing to do is to keep our environment clean which means recycling, 塑料瓶(plastic bottle), 罐头 (cans), 玻璃瓶(glasses bottles), 纸类 (paper). Music: We continued having fun with our previous songs. Here are two new songs: 找朋友zhao peng you- (一二三四五六七yi er san si wu liu qi,我的朋友在哪里wo di peng you zai na li? 在这里zai zhe li,在这里zai zhe li,我的朋友在这里wo di peng you zai zhe li。) 哈啰 ha luo- (哈啰 ha luo,哈啰 ha luo,哈啰 ha luo,哈啰 ha luo,你是我的好朋友 ni shi wo di hao peng you,敬个礼呀 jing ge li ya,握握手 wo wo shou。牵牵手一起玩 qian qian...

Plum Garden / meiyuan梅园书栈

梅园报晓 Plum Garden News—No.26 April 20 – April 24 Kindergarten / First grade Up coming events and important dates 5/5        Regional Parks Botanic Garden Field Trip. 5/12      Berkeley Fire Department visit and Demonstration at Shu Ren. 5/14      Berkeley Ballet Theater Field Trip, The Seasons Performance. 5/25      Memorial Day. School Closed. Greeting Parents, I hope you all enjoyed your spring break. The children were very quiet and calm today. They looked well rested during their break. Just a reminder, the weather is getting warmer and the air is very dry, and the sun is very bright. For your child, skin safety and not having too much sun exposure is best. I would like to remind you to prepare a hat or apply sunscreen for your child and don’t forget to prepare a water bottle too. They have at least an hour and a half hour of outdoor play daily. Thank you Nathan (Oscar’s father) for coming this afternoon to share his job experience with children. Parents, I still didn’t receive most of your family recipe attachments. Please email your recipes to me at kai-yao.to@shurenschool.org. I am collecting the family recipes and I’d like to bind them into a cookbook. If you are willing to provide more recipes, I’d be very appreciated. For this week inquiries, we will review and learn about •    How do plants grow? / 植物是怎么生长的? •    Why do we need plants? / 我们为什么需要植物? The Plum Garden weekly subject planners are listed below. Language: This week, we will continue lesson 6, Playing games / 游戏. We will learn 课 (lesson, class), 来 (come), 秋 (fall, autumn), 千...

Bamboo Garden News, April. 6th-10th. 2009

Happy Easter!! Dear parents, Hope you all had a good Easter Holiday! Last week was a really fun week. Language, “Easter is coming, spring is coming” Story: 复活节(Easter), As we all knew that spring is coming, we introduced what changes we noticed around us. The biggest holiday in the beginning of spring is Easter (复活节). 复活 means the start of a new life. We also learned about Easter eggs (鸡蛋) and bunny (兔子) from the stories. Music and body movement: What can I be in the spring season? We continued practicing our songs. After we shared what we would see in the school yard, in the park, and everywhere we go in spring, we recalled and acted it out with our bodies. Art: We designed and decorated our eggs. We made baskets ourselves by weaving and gluing paper. Social studies: Story: Queen of Easter, Easter parade, Easter egg hunt! We had different stories about what we usually do on Easter. We had a story about decorating a hat for a parade. An Easter egg hunt is the most fun thing to do on Easter for all children. On Easter morning, people get ready for a parade and join the celebration. We also introduced how different countries celebrate Easter. We had so much fun hunting Easter eggs in the school yard. Please see our pictures. Next week, we will continue our theme, how we express ourselves. We will have different activities about “how we make...

Plum Garden / 梅园书栈

梅园报晓 Plum Garden News—No.25 April 6 – April 10 Kindergarten / First grade Greeting Parents, Important dates 4/10    Easter egg hunt at Shu Ren Schoolyard. 4/13 – 4/17    Spring Break. Extended day care provided. Sign-up to the Camp is needed at the Administrative Office. We had Jie (Maya’s mother) come to the Plum Garden last Tuesday to talk to the students about her work. Thank you Jie for sharing her job experience with us. Friday, April 10 will be Good Friday. Shu Ren School will be holding an Easter egg hunt activity in our schoolyard to celebrate Easter. We will have a party at 2pm on Friday afternoon. Spring is here! The weather is getting warmer and the air is very dry, and the sun is very bright. For your child, skin safety and not having too much sun exposure is best. I would like to remind you to prepare a hat or apply sunscreen for your child and don’t forget to prepare a water bottle too. They have at least an hour and a half hour of outdoor daily play. Parents, please email your recipes to me at kai-yao.to@shurenschool.org. I am collecting the family recipes and I’d like to bind them into a cookbook. If you are willing to provide more recipes, we’d appreciated it very much. Last Tuesday, each child planted his/her strawberry plant in the garden to celebrate Cesar Chavez Day and they brought home with them a strawberry plant as well. We will be observing how the strawberry plants grow each day. We hope that by the end of the “Plants and Us” theme, we...