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 Kindergarten News November 18 – December 2

Kindergarten / Plum Garden November 18 – December 2 Biweekly Planner The Plum Garden bi-weekly subject planners are listed below: Language: We are still continuing to review lesson two “上学 / Going to school”. Last week, we focused on phrase exercises. We learned how to use characters to build phrases. The children started to understand the meaning of phrases. This week, we will focus on simple sentence structures. The children will learn that a basic sentence structure needs a subject, a verb, and an objective. Also, they will understand the 的 (a possessive noun) usage in a sentence. The children will continue to learn related vocabulary from our weekly inquiries: Thanksgiving and Harvest season. We will continue to discover the history of Thanksgiving. Math: Last week, we learned how to count and organize patterns, the repetition of patterns, colors, and shapes. The children completed pumpkin length and line measurements. This week, we have learned about shapes, sides and corners. Art: Last week, we used paper plates and feather to make turkeys. This week, the children made their Thanksgiving books. We have also finished our “Tracing Ancestors’ Roots” project. This is an appreciation season. We will make thank you cards for friends and family members. Social Studies and PSE: Last week, we learned about the history of Pilgrim and Native Indian. This week, we were continued to study the first Thanksgiving story. We have learned about the traditional foods, which we eat during Thanksgiving. We will continue to discover where our ancestry derived from. Science: Last week, we measured our pumpkin length and counted how many lines on a pumpkin....

Biweekly Planner November 2-18

November 2 – November 18, 2009 1st/2nd Grade Pine Garden Greeting Pine Garden families, Winter is coming, and we are turning to a new page of the inquiry, which is ” Let’s Celebrate! Holiday Season.” Since our class had the Halloween party together before the break, most of the students still remember what we have learned about Halloween, and it becomes easier for us to refresh memories of holidays. After Halloween, our class raised questions about how and why people celebrate holidays, we started the discussion of the origin of holidays from books we have in our reading corner. Since we have only limited Mandarin books talking about Thanksgiving specifically, we are trying to find out how holidays relate to family, friends and food through experiences. On Wednesday, we experienced that making food is hard work and also is a great way to share our care and love of family and friends. We will bring the Tarragon vinegar we made home next Wednesday to share for Thanksgiving! The Pine Garden biweekly review and planners are listed below: Language/ Geography/ History/ Art Our class started sharing some holiday experiences after the Halloween break. Some students felt interested in why people celebrate Halloween, while some 2nd graders knew that this tradition was originally from Europe. We will start discussing about why and how people celebrate holidays in different countries. The students will learn how to say and wish people happy Thanksgiving at first, and then learn some vocabulary about this holiday, such as 火鸡/ turkey, 团聚/ reunion, 节日/ holiday, 庆祝/ celebrate. Also, we are learning most holidays in Mandarin, for instance,...

School Tour

Tours are held from 9:00 to 10:00 am. Parents will be able to bring their children to sit in our classrooms with our students from 9:00 – 9:30 am and tour the school & have a Q&A session with the Head of School from 9:30 – 10:00 am. Register online for the November 25, 2009 school...

Winter Enrichment Classes Registration

Shu Ren’s After School Enrichment Classes Winter Session will begin November 30. Please sign up now! More information about classes and a registration form can be found here. We look forward to seeing you...

School Tour

Tours are held from 9:00 to 10:00 am. Parents will be able to bring their children to sit in our classrooms with our students from 9:00 – 9:30 am and tour the school & have a Q&A session with the Head of School from 9:30 – 10:00 am. Register online for the November 18, 2009 school...