A Look at My Bilingual Kindergarten Homeschooling Schedule

A Look at My Bilingual Kindergarten Homeschooling Schedule

Please follow and like us:Follow Friends of mine, my readers, and even some parents we meet at the local park are often very curious about my homeschooling life. “Why don’t you let your kids to school?” “Don’t you want some time off on your own?” “How could you possibly teach and take care of all your kids by yourself?” “How do you plan lessons for both English and Chinese?” “What do you do with your kids every day?” “What do you use for curriculum?” *This post contains affiliate links. My…

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Tips for Preparing a Child for Chinese Immersion

Tips for Preparing a Child for Chinese Immersion

Please follow and like us:Follow Research has shown that there are many benefits to learning another language, and how it can boost children’s ability to learn and grow. But helping children learn a foreign language, especially for parents who don’t speak another language, may be  stressful and overwhelming. So what can parents do to prepare their kids for their 1st year in an immersion program?   *This post contains affiliate links.   From my Teaching Experience I taught a Mandarin Music and Art class at an elementary school in Utah, U.S.A. two…

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Back-to-School Chinese Resources

Back-to-School Chinese Resources

Please follow and like us:Follow I have been working on preparing BACK-TO-SCHOOL Chinese materials, resources, and Classroom Decorations for a while. I know there are not Chinese resources for teachers or homeschoolers out there. I hope these resources are helpful and beautify your classrooms / homeschool rooms with Chinese decors. I’m glad I can finally post them for you.     Today was my 1st-day of school with my girls. Basically, I started with Calendar Time, picked some classroom rules for this year, read books, filled in a Chinese kindergarten…

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Chinese Literature-Based Unit Studies : Lemons Are Not Red

Chinese Literature-Based Unit Studies : Lemons Are Not Red

Please follow and like us:Follow This is our 1st Chinese Literature-based Unit study. Ruth has chosen one of her sons’ favorite books ~ Lemons Are Not Red (by Laura Vaccaro Seeger). After I took a look at the book, I was sure my children would love this book.  Get the ENGLISH version here: In case you missed the introductory post about Literature-based studies, I wrote how beneficial this approach is, and how to incorporate it into homeschooling. Click HERE to read more.   *This post contains affiliate links.   A…

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Chinese Literature-Based Unit Studies for Kindergarteners

Chinese Literature-Based Unit Studies for Kindergarteners

Please follow and like us:Follow There are so many different methods and curriculum for us to choose. Which one is worth a try? For me, I used the Letter of the Week  and Theme-Based method during the past year of homeschooling. It went pretty well. We did crafts and painting, sang different songs, and learned math skills from Pre-K packs. I used The Measured Mom and This Reading Mama’s resources for the letter of the week, and 3 Dinosaurs and Gift of Curiosity for the Theme/ Pre-K Packs. All of them , by far,…

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TPT ~ Best Year Ever SALE! {Aug 1st ~ Aug 2nd ONLY}

TPT ~ Best Year Ever SALE! {Aug 1st ~ Aug 2nd ONLY}

Please follow and like us:Follow Welcome to August! I can’t believe July is gone already, it was nice to have some time off. August is here, it is time for us to prepare for back to school.       *This post contains affiliate links. The Biggest Sale Ever This is the BIGGEST SALE in TPT (Teacher pay Teacher). The GOOD NEWS is I have also joined the Sale as well, so all the learning Chinese/homeschooling products you see in my store at my blog, now you can get HUGE…

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My Favorite Piano Program GIVEAWAY + A Review of the Hoffman Academy

My Favorite Piano Program GIVEAWAY + A Review of the Hoffman Academy

Please follow and like us:Follow MUSIC can help with learning languages. Do you agree with me? Have you seen a connection between the two? Helen Doron English wrote a post with a title of “How Music Helps Children Learn” she clearly explains all of the benefits that music can bring to children’s learning. “Music is one of the few activities that involves using the whole brain. It is inherent in all cultures and can have surprising benefits not only for acquiring language, improving memory and focusing attention but also for physical coordination and development.  Music encourages…

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Teach Chinese with Music {Product Review: A Little Mandarin}

Teach Chinese with Music {Product Review: A Little Mandarin}

Please follow and like us:Follow Music is a very special gift for everyone. We have eyes to see, nose to smell, ears to hear, a mouth to sing, and a body to touch and feel. With through senses, we have been gifted a powerful second language, the language of music . As a pianist and a mother, I understand the power and benefit of music, having regular music class and singing nursery songs are included in my homeschooling schedule. As a language teacher, I believe learning languages through music is one…

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How to Utilize Classroom Labels to Facilitate Chinese Learning

How to Utilize Classroom Labels to Facilitate Chinese Learning

Please follow and like us:Follow I know teachers, parents and educators are enjoying their summer vacation, but you are probably already thinking about ideas and plans for next year.  Before the kids come back, decorating the classroom is one of the most important things to do. I wanted to decorate my home-school area with Chinese decorations, and Chinese classroom labels, but I couldn’t find very many. So I have created a “Classroom Labels Jumbo Pack” {Chinese characters, with Pinyin, and with English} which contains over 100 pieces labels.     Labeling…

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10 Essential Supplies to Build a Preschool Room

10 Essential Supplies to Build a Preschool Room

Please follow and like us:Follow Our family, My Husband, three kids and I are living in a tiny  700 sqft apartment in Hong Kong. At first, I thought it would be impossible to home-school our kids for the sheer fact we just have NO SPACE to store things. I don’t know how my Husband got me to agree with turning our living room and dining room into our homeschool.     *This post contains affiliate links.   No matter how much space you have, or little, for your homeschool area,…

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