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.34 June 15 – June 18 Kindergarten / First grade Important dates 6/18    Kid’s Carnival–Last Day of School 6/22    Summer Camp Starts Ni hao Parents, This is our last week of school. We are getting ready to wrap up and say good-bye to the 2008-2009 school year. The children and I had a terrific year together. I appreciate their hard work. It was my pleasure to teach them and watch them grow. I would like to thank you all of you parents for your support during the entire school year. I am appreciative that we learned and benefited from each other. Your child’s report card is ready for pick up on Wednesday, 6/17 at Ping’s office. If you have any questions and/or concerns about your child’s evaluation, I will be glad to answer your questions. If you wish to contact me regarding their report card, I will be available on Wednesday and Thursday between 3:00pm to 4:00pm. Today, we have celebrated Ethan’s birthday. He will turn six on June 29th. Thank you Ethan’s family for sending the yummy birthday cake. Do you have a plastic water pool, a water sprinkler, and/ or a water slide at home? May we borrow them just for a day? Thursday, June 18th will be the last day of school. We will be hosting a kid’s carnival on the schoolyard. We would like to set up some water activities for the students to play. We will provide some finger snacks and we will also have music and games for the children. Please let me know if you have any water activity...

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梅园报晓 Plum Garden News—No.33 June 8 – June 12 Kindergarten / First grade Important dates 6/11    School Picture Day at 9:30am 6/18    Kid’s Carnival–Last Day of School Ni hao Parents, This is the penultimate week at Shu Ren. We are still learning about the transportation. We are glad to have Julian’s grandfather (陈爷爷 / Chen Ye Ye) came to the class this afternoon. Chen Ye Ye was a bus driver. He worked at AC Transit for 33 years. He was honored by the AC Transit Company as a thirty years safe driver. He explained to the children how the public transportation changed from time to time in the Alameda County. Chen Ye Ye also gave each child a sixteen years honored safe driver badges. Thank you Chen Ye Ye for sharing his experience with the children. Party time! This month, the Plum Garden has two birthday stars—Julian and Ethan. Julian will turn seven on June 27th and Ethan will turn six on June 29th. Today, we have celebrated Julian’s birthday. We will celebrate Ethan’s birthday at 2:30pm next Monday, June 15th. The head of school is arranging a day for picture taking to celebrate the end of our first school year at Shu Ren. We have invited a professional photographer to come and take class/school pictures this Thursday at 9:30am. We like to have every child in the pictures as possible as we can. This is the Shu Ren first year. We started with five students and now we have 23 children in the school. It would be nice to have all of the children in the pictures. Do...

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梅园报晓 Plum Garden News—No.32 June 1 – June 5 Kindergarten / First grade Important dates 6/18     Last day of school Greeting Parents, It is June! Another new month has begun! The transportation theme will be finishing in two and a half weeks. Last Friday, we were lucky to have a special guest; Anna Zimmermann who was here in the class, sharing her work and study experiences with us. Anna is currently working at the San Francisco Department of Environment. She speaks Mandarin very fluently. She has studied and worked for the Environmental Protection Organization in China. She visited many Chinese cities and did a lot of research about pollution and environmental protection issues. She showed us the pictures that she took from China and the Bay Area. She compared the different types of transportation between China and the Bay Area during the demonstration. She showed the children what green transportation is and how we use green transportation to reduce pollution problems and why this is important. She only spoke Mandarin during the demonstration. Her speech is very encouraging for the children to learn Mandarin. She explained to the children that she learned her Chinese in college and how she appreciates the language. She also graduated with an IB high school diploma in the United States. We enjoyed listening to Anna’s presentation and enjoyed chatting with her. She is also really impressed by how quickly the children learned Chinese and built their new vocabulary! Thank you Anna! Party time! This month, the Plum Garden has two birthday stars—Julian and Ethan. Julian will turn seven on June 27th and Ethan...

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梅园报晓 Plum Garden News—No.31 May 25 – May 29 Kindergarten / First grade Greeting Parents, Thank you all of the parents for participating in the first PTA meeting and workshop and for bringing the delicious foods. Once again, your participations are vital to us. We already started our last theme, 交通工具 / Transportation. For five weeks, from 5/19 to 6/17, will be the total amount of learning weeks for this inquiry. The subject will focus on Language, Science, The Arts, PE, and Mathematics. The central idea is about how people use many types of vehicles to get around the world. The inquiries are: * The different types of transportation that we use / 我们使用不同类型的交通工具 * What makes it move? / 是什么能让它动? * How does it function? / 它们有什么用途? * What journeys have we made? / 我们计划什么旅程? * How can we reduce air pollution? / 如何减少空气污染? * Safety on the road / 马路交通安全守则 The Plum Garden weekly subject planners are listed below: Language: We will review lessons one through six. We will be doing lots of vocabularies, phrases, and sentences structure exercises. We will continue to work on the vocabulary flash cards. We will be playing a Chinese Jeopardy game to enhance the children’s language skills. The new vocabularies of the week inquiries, we will learn “Different types of transportation that we use / 我们使用不同类型的交通工具 and what makes it move? / 是什么能让它动?” Math: We will wrap up the Geometry section “方盒,圆罐和球形 / Cube, cylindrical, and ball shape.” This week, we will start a new section “30以内的数字 / The numbers within 30.” We will learn how to count, add and subtract...

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梅园报晓 Plum Garden News—No.30 May 18 – May 22 Kindergarten / First grade Up coming events and important dates 5/19         PTA Meeting. 5/25        Memorial Day. School Closed. Greeting Parents, I would like to say thank you to all of the children for doing such a good job of being patient during the Julia Morgan ballet field trip. Also, thank you Teacher Lisa Jean and Maya’s father, Tony and Kieren’s mother, Heidi for helping to chaperone the field trip. Tuesday, 5/19 at 6:30pm is Shu Ren School first PTA meeting. Thank you Oscar’s mother, Katherine for making it possible for us to have the meeting. I am encouraging the parents to participate in the meeting. Shu Ren couldn’t run without your help especially since the school is growing. Your involvements and ideas are very important to us. We will have an open house before the meeting in the Plum Garden classroom. Please come at 6:30pm to look at your child’s work. Your child will give you a brief tour according to their checklist of things to show you for open house. Our English teacher, Teacher Lisa Jean will be in the classroom as well, so please feel free to introduce yourself and chat with her. We will also have a guest speaker, Anne-Marie Pierce. She will hold an IB workshop for Shu Ren’s parents, staffs and teachers. As an IB teacher and parent (my daughter is entering the IB diploma program in Berkeley High School in the fall 2009), this is a very good opportunity for parents to understand about the IB inquiries and why Shu Ren International...

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梅园报晓 Plum Garden News—No.29 May 11 – May 15 Kindergarten / First grade Up coming events and important dates 5/12    Berkeley Fire Department visit and Demonstration at Shu Ren. 5/14    Julia Morgan Center, The Seasons Ballet Performance Field Trip. 5/19    PTA Meeting. 5/25        Memorial Day. School Closed. **May is National Senior Citizen Month** Greeting Parents, Tomorrow, May 12 Berkeley Fire Department will be visiting Shu Ren at 10:30A.M. The fire fighters will be showing the children their rescue equipment and also giving the children a fire emergency escape demonstration. After the demonstration, the children will have a chance to see the inside of a fire engine. On Thursday, May 14 we will have a trip to the Julia Morgan Center to see a ballet performance, Tchaikovsky’s “The Seasons.” It is conducted by the Berkeley Ballet Theater. I think that this is a wonderful experience for the children to watch how humans use their body movements to express things; in this case, the seasons. We have learned about how artists use their paintbrushes to capture the seasonal colors and we have learned about how musicians present the seasons through different instruments to create different feelings. From different art forms, canvas to the music to the body movement, I hope these can inspire the children a little bit. The performance will start at 10:00 A.M. Pre-K and we will divide into two groups: Group A and Group B. We will be group A and will be leaving school at 9:05 A.M. and will be taking the 51 AC Transit bus to the Julia Morgan Center. Please arrive to school no...