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
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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

Winnie Bears – December 7-January 15, 2010

Dear Winnie Bear Families, 新年快乐!Happy New Year! =) I hope everyone had a fantastic vacation. Before break, we spent some time talking about the different winter holidays, such as Christmas (圣诞节), Kwanzaa (宽札节), and Hanukkah (光明节). We put up a Christmas tree and made ornaments as well as other winter holiday crafts. At the Christmas party, the children performed “Jingle Bells” in Chinese. 雪花随风飘,花露在奔跑,圣诞老公公,驾着美丽雪橇,穿过了原野,渡过了小桥,老公公背着大礼物要送给小朋友。叮叮当,叮叮当,铃儿响叮当,今晚坐在雪橇上,我们都很快乐。 After coming back from break, we spent some time reviewing and continued our unit on “My Family.” Language: Vocabulary Below is a list of theme specific vocabulary words that have been introduced: 1. Mother – 妈妈 (mama) 2. Father – 爸爸 (baba) 3. Older Brother – 哥哥 (gege) 4. Older Sister – 姐姐 (jiejie) 5. Younger Brother – 弟弟 (didi) 6. Younger Sister – 妹妹 (meimei) Reading: Stories We read many books by Todd Parr, involving families and family members. We discussed the many different family dynamics and family compositions. Mathematics: Shapes We played BINGO to reinforce the concept of shapes. Some of the shapes introduced were: circle (圆形-yuan xing), triangle (三角形-san jiao xing), square (正方形-zheng fang xing), rectangle (长方形-chang fang xing), oval (椭圆形-tuo yuan xing), and hexagon (六角形-liu jiao xing). Music: 家 We learned a new song called “家.” 我家门前有小河,后面有山坡 山坡上面野花多,野花红仪火。 Body Movement: We have been doing body movements such as morning stretches and exercises. Art: “My Family” Book We have been making a book of us with different members of our immediate and extended family. We also made a picture that showed the people in our immediate family. Social/Emotional: We spent some time this week discussing acceptance and what it means to be...

Winnie Bears – November 16-December 4, 2009

For the past two weeks, we have wrapped up our unit on “Small Hands and Feet,” briefly talked about Thanksgiving, and started our new unit on “My Family.” Language/Reading: Stories and Vocabulary- How do we protect our hands and feet?/Thanksgiving/ Who is in your family? We read many books related to hands and feet, such as how to protect them. We learned that we wash hands (洗手)to protect our hands and wear shoes (穿鞋子) to protect our feet. We also read stories about Thanksgiving and learned about the different foods we eat, such as turkey (火鸡), corn (玉米), cranberry sauce (蔓越莓), green beans (四季豆), pumpkin pie (南瓜派), etc. This week, we read stories about family and learned the words for mom (妈妈), dad (爸爸), older and younger brother (哥哥,弟弟), and older and younger sister (姐姐,妹妹). Mathematics: Matching and Graphs For Thanksgiving, we played a memory game that reinforced the idea of finding pairs that matched. The concept of graphing was also reinforced. We made a graph of how many people we have in our family. Science: Protecting our hands and feet/Cooking How do we protect our hands and feet? We explored the answer to this question by brainstorming ideas and going over a poster with suggestions. We also made “Happy Face Sandwich(es).” The recipe is below: Supplies: plate, butter knife Ingredients: Strawberry Jelly, Bananas (sliced), Raisins, Bread (1 slice), Mini-Pretzels Directions: Spread the jelly on the slice of bread. Next, put 2 banana circles on the bread to look like eyes. Then use a mini-pretzel as a nose. Last, make a mouth out of raisins. Music: 动一动 and 感恩节歌...

Winnie Bears – November 2-13, 2009

For the past two weeks, we have continued to explore our unit on “Small Hands and Feet.” Language/Reading: Stories and Vocabulary- Hands and Feet We read many books related to hands and feet, such as what we can do with our hands and feet and how to protect them. We learned that we can wash hands (洗手), hold utensils (拿筷子), draw/write (写字和画画), build blocks (搭积木), and read (看书)with our hands. We also learned that we can dance (跳舞), ride a bike (骑自行车), jump (跳), run (跑), and walk (走) with our feet. We also learned the name for thumb (大拇指), index finger (食指), middle finger (中指), fourth finger (无名指), and pinky (小指). Mathematics: Graphs The concept of graphing was introduced. First we made individual graphs of what we can do with our hands and feet. Then we followed-up with a class graph. Counting was reinforced during this activity. Science: Comparing Different Hands and Fingerprints Do animals have hands and feet? What do animals do with their hands and feet? Do they do the same things that we do? To find the answers to these questions, we explored the appearance of different hands and feet. We also discussed how animals use their hands and feet. What do our fingerprints look like? To explore the answer to this question, we learned the names for our fingers and used an inkpad to make fingerprints. Music: 动一动 We learned a new song called “动一动.” 动动头来,动动脚 扭扭屁股,扭扭腰 小手跟小脚问声好 小脚高兴得到处跑。 Body Movement: 动一动 and Color Dot Game We have been doing body movements with our song, “动一动.” We also played a game where the students...