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12.10

This period, our lesson them is about sharing the earth with other people. Students should be encouraged to learn the difference existing between different people and different things. They are encouraged to take a right attitude towards the different. Therefore, they can be more open-minded and be respectful to different things.

Teacher Yeh asked kids to draw the things they love on one paper according to different topic. After drawing pictures, Yeh asked them to express their opinions. Students have kinds of likes and opinions. Then Yeh showed the them to the kids. They were very impressed on this topic.

这阶段,我们的学科教育主题是:共享地球,它的中心思想是学习不同的文化并建立起友谊之桥。课堂上,叶老师通过让学生表达自己对不同事物的喜好以及原因,来展现这个世界多元化的存在,从而启发他们应该更加的包容,尊重,交流,学习和分享。

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12/6

Last week, shapes were taught to students, which was a little bit hard for them to remember. Sometimes I can perform as a teacher to teach students something. I am so happy to do that. Students are active and talktive in Qiu Laoshi’ class. And they are very smart and are good at math.

Last Thursday, we did a Last Day, which we performed just like to teach and study in past days. No electricity, no modern methods, only candles and many traditional teaching methods. Students were interested in this special experience and they could touch more about the past and the nowadays.

我很高兴在班级可以有给学生们上课的机会。在裘老师班,学生们很积极活跃,当然也很聪明。班级同学整体的数学都特别好。他们开始学图形了,这部分对于他们来说是有一点点的难度去记忆所有的汉语翻译。

上周周四,是“过去的一天”,在这一天,没有电灯和其他的现代教学技术,同学们拿着蜡烛,端端正正的坐在一起,男孩子不许和女孩子们说话,像过去人们一样我们度过了这样的一天。孩子们对这一天的活动很感兴趣,我相信他们也会在这一天的体验中领悟到更多过去与现在的不同。

11/27

Yeh Laoshi is a very experienced teacher. She has a lot of teaching methods and teaching materials. The students are divided into four groups. Every group will do different mission every time. Yeh Laoshi will instruct them how to do the mission before doing. You can know from the picture, students are having a lot of fun. I think the team work helps students a lot.

叶老师在教学上很有经验,班级的学生根据不同的汉语能力水平被划分成几个小组,每周他们会有一次小组活动。听叶老师讲故事,听收音机讲故事,用教具写汉字,在报纸上画出认识的字,每一周孩子们都会有不同的任务。从图片就可以看出,他们很享受这样的活动。小组活动也可以让他们互相帮助,受益无穷。

11/19

Last Thursday, some grandparents came to class to share something with us. That day was grandparents’ day. One of the grandparents brought an old camera. It looked a little bit large. And other grandparent brought old Polaroid and took some pictures for students. The old stuffs are very interesting. What’s more? Children were very excited and talked a lot with grandparents about the old life.

上周,我们迎来了Grandparents’ day,也就是在一年级的时候,老师会邀请有空闲的爷爷奶奶到班级来。爷爷奶奶们会带来他们保留的古老一些的物品,向孩子们展示并且和大家分享讲述他们小时候或者年轻时候的生活。周四,爷爷奶奶们来了,我们度过了愉快的时光。小孩子们还提出自己的困惑和疑问,对爷爷奶奶手中神奇的物品们充满着好奇。

11/12

Last Friday, the first grade students have a graduation from Chinese language . It means from the day, kids in the first grade only can speak Chinese in the classroom. If they do not try it, when they are speaking English in classroom, the teachers will ask her or him to go to the quiet place to think about what he or she needs to do next. I know it is challenging for them to speak Chinese all the school time even snacks time, but it will be very helpful for students to learn and use the language they are learning.

上个周五,我们一年级举行了中文和西班牙文的毕业仪式。孩子们带着自己制作的帽子,参加了这个仪式。在仪式上,他们和老师握手拥抱,穿过一个拱门,预示着从今天起他们已经中文毕业。从这一天起,他们在班级里只能说中文了,如果有的孩子不尝试着去这样做,他们会被教到安静区想一下。我知道这对孩子们是个很大的挑战,但这对他们使用并掌握一门新的语言是非常有帮助的。

11/8

Last Monday, we have a really good time on Halloween. I believe this is the most interesting holiday I have experienced. I dressed up as a Minion, and students all dressed very cool. They made cookies together in school. The man-made ghosts look so cute. And I got a lot of candies from people.

The two Chinese traditional books are from China. Principal  Cam bring it back from China. I am very proud of them. Students all love them.

上个周一是万圣节,我相信这是我度过的最有趣的一次万圣节节日了。我装扮成小黄人,孩子们都装扮成他们喜欢的角色,我们在一起做糖果饼干,那天我也得到了很多糖果。

下面两本传统的中文书是校长Cam从中国带回来的。孩子们都很喜欢,我也很自豪。

10.29

Last Wednesday, the first grade students went to a field trip. We visited a museum about the past life. People there showed us a lot of past stuff and talked a lot about the historical stories. Students showed a lot of interest in past lifestyle. What impressed me was the old school built in 1872.There were a lot of rules for teachers and students. After visiting, students learned to make candles. Because in the past, people used the candles to light before electricity was invented.

Though it was a chilly day, we all had a lot of fun.

上周三,我们进行了这学期的第二次秋游。这次秋游我们去参观一个历史博物馆,那里主要是展示过去人们的生活方式。学生们也会通过这次的秋游了解到,过去与现在生活的不同。

令我印象深刻的是,1827年建立的家庭学堂也很正式。这里有很多为老师和学生设立的行为规范。在参观了这些之后,学生们学习怎么制作蜡烛,并且亲手制作了蜡烛。

即使那天的天气很冷,还下着雨。但我们都很开心,也学到了很多。

10.25

I am so lucky to join Lila. The language ambassadors’ photos are on the wall of LILA school now. Last week, we had an activity that every student was back to his/her last grade class. They talked with their fore teachers and got back their information about school learning. To my surprise, the folders show me what they have learned before. And I found in America school work focus on the process of learning more than the result of learning. Students are taught to learn the process of everything in the first grade. It’s the topic.

我是如此的幸运可以加入LILA这个大家庭,现在我们LAs的照片就贴在LILA走廊的墙上。上周我们进行了一个活动,学生们都回到他们去年的教室里找他们以前的老师聊天,并且取回他们的学习信息。

我很惊奇的发现,在每一年级都有一个学习的主题,而美国学校显而易见的是更重视学生的学习过程。今年我们一年级的学习课题是“世界是怎样运行的:过程和步骤”。

10.16

My host family and I took part in a baby shower Last Sunday. It’s a lot of fun. Moms and girls sat around and talked a lot about how to take care a new baby well. There are also many games and American food. I enjoyed it.And I learned the culture differences between China and America.

When we were in school this week, there were twice fire drills. Kids were similar to the stuffs. And on this Thursday, they had a fire lesson to teach them how to protect them well when fire is coming. There is a ABCs song for children to remember. And this week,we made pizza at school.Because this is a topic about teaching children how to make pizza. It’s very interesting.

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上周日,我和住家参加了他们家儿媳的baby shower,这是美国的一个比较传统的活动,举办在宝宝出生前,他的女性亲戚们会带着给宝宝的礼物来参加。让我惊喜的是,几乎每个人的礼物都包括一本书。可见美国人对教育的重视程度。在中国,没有这样的仪式,但宝宝出生后会有类似交流育儿心得的活动。我觉得baby shower很有趣。

上周在学校,我们进行了两次消防演练,孩子们都是不慌不忙的走出了教学楼,周四上午,消防员叔叔还来到学校给孩子们讲解了火灾发生后的自救事宜。讲解的过程不枯燥,很有趣,希望中国的学校也可以有更多这样的活动。上周,我们还在学校一起制作了简易的披萨。这是学校的一次主题活动,也让我学到了很多。

Introduction

Hi, I am Ying, a senior student in Jilin Normal University, from China. I came to America to do an  internship and now I am in LILA co-teaching in a Chinese immersion class. It’s very interesting and I learn a lot every day. I work in school from Monday to Friday and I spend time with my friends doing some traveling and shopping on weekends. People in Minnesota are very nice. I have a good time here! I am very excited to experience more here.

我是来自中国吉林师范大学的一名大四学生。现在我在美国进行教育实习,在一所国际语言学校的中文沉浸班做助教。每天在这里我都可以学到很多,受益匪浅。

每周周一至周五我在学校上班,周末会和朋友出去玩,这里的生活很轻松,环境也很好,期待在这里更精彩的经历!