Friday, February 24, 2012

Happy Scribbles

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Teacher says "No scribbles on the blackboard", SCRIBBLED on the BLACKBOARD for our e-pals in Russia.  Teacher even gave advice to us (the fruit part).  What a wonderful moment!

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Happy to meet friends in Russia

Ziliya's Class and 5-4, Linlin's Class met on Feb. 21st!
It is so exciting and we had a lot of fun.  The voice transmission was kind of slow and unclear.  Maybe next time I should downsize the class (divided into small groups, and every meeting send only one group for focussing on the listening and speaking part) in order to improve the quality of interaction.  Thanks to the lovely pupils from Russia and especially to their dedicated English teacher, Ziliya.

Friday, February 10, 2012

What makes you happy/ smile/ laugh?

Hi, classes and friends around the world.
Would you please talk about what makes you HAPPY/SMAIL/LAUGH OUT LOUD?
I would like to invite our epals (E28 of QE) to share your experiences, too.
Looking forwards to your commets.

Last French Translation Video

February 8, 2012 (From Mr. Saulnier)
This is our last video of translations. It communicates how to say hello and good bye in French.

Thank you so much, little professors.  Your presentation is great and we will practice some French you taught!  Have a very joyful weekend.  We already returned to school and we will have good time learning because of having such lovely and enthusiastic companions like you. 

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

French Translations #2

February 6, 2012 (From: Mr. Saulnier)
French Translations #2
The kids have prepared some more translations.  In this instalment the kids are communicating 5 different things in French in the following sequence: animals, feelings/emotions, how to say ones name, the months of the year and the seasons.

:D Thank you, E28 and Mr. Sauliner, we return to school today (Feb. 8th) and I will tell 5-3 to learn the French lessons you prepared for them.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Lantern Festival, 2012

Lin-lin @ Love River, Kaohsiung
Today (Feb. 6th) is Lantern Festival, the last day we celebrate Chinese New Year. The following is the main description of the origin of the festival and there are more exciting activities at other cities in Taiwan. You can take a look from the links I put in the end of this introduction.

The first month of the Chinese calendar is called yuan month, and in ancient times people called night xiao; therefore, the day is called Yuan Xiao Festival in mainland China and Taiwan. The fifteenth day is the first night to see a full moon in that lunar year. According to Chinese tradition, at the very beginning of a new year, when there is a bright full moon hanging in the sky, there should be thousands of colorful lanterns hung out for people to appreciate. At this time, people will try to solve puzzles on lanterns, eat yuanxiao ('元宵'in Chinese) (a glutinous rice ball, also known as simplified Chinese: 汤圆; traditional Chinese: 湯圓; pinyin: tāngyuán) and enjoy a family reunion (Wikipedia)
(firecrackers to expel bad lucks or evils to receive a whole new year, Miaoli county)
(the storm of firecrackers in Yan-shui in Tainan)
(2012 Pingxi Sky Lantern)