Week 17 News


Students are learning about different tastes in Mandarin. It was time to learn about the taste "bitter." What better way than to taste bitter melon? I love doing this every year. Their reaction is always priceless. :D

Tastes- Bitter

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Here we are the last week before the break! Please read below for reminders on what is happening this week as we wrap up the end of 2015!




1. 12/14 (THIS MONDAY!) Book Exchange

Please have our child bring in a gift-wrapped new or "gently used" book (no student names, please!), so every student can pick a special book to take home as a gift this holiday season! Please do not feel compelled to participate. If, for any reason, you are unable to share a book, please contact myself or our room parents and we can supply extra books for the exchange. I don't want any child to feel left out!

2. 12/14 Winter Holiday Party

Everyone is welcomed to attend! Hope to see you there! Please see below for event details!

3. 12/14 Winter Holiday Performance

3. Winter Holiday Performance

- 12/18 at 9am at Paz Naz (the church next to our school)

- Students will be performing two holiday songs in Mandarin, Please come support them and enjoy their performance! :)



-uniform pants or dress/skirt (blue/khaki) with red stockings (white stockings if you do not have red)

- red or white blouse

- red bow/ribbon in hair (optional)


- button down white shirt or white polo

- uniform pants (blue or khaki)

- holiday tie or red sweater/vest (if you have one)

4. Substitute on 12/16-12/18

I will be away the last 3 days before the break. I'm so sad that I will miss our class' winter holiday performance! :( I will be working hard to prepare them. I hope you can be there to support them! If anyone can share a video of their performance with me, I'd greatly appreciate it!

5. Khan Academy (OPTIONAL)

As a supplemental resource, I will be assigning Math work from khanacademy.org. This is a wonderful resource for students who would like more practice with the concepts taught at school or would like more challenging Math work.

The website adapts the questions based on each child's level. The more questions students answer correctly, the harder the problems will get. The program will also make problems easier if students are struggling with correctly answering the problems.

Please see below on how to sign up. This information will also be posted on our class site under "Parent Resources".

  1. Sign up at khanacademy.org (or log in with their existing accounts)
  2. Visit khanacademy.org/coaches
  3. There, in the "Add a coach" field, enter the class code XEEF4D


Winter Holiday Potluck

Monday, Dec. 14th, 12:30-1:30pm


Everyone is welcomed to attend this event! Please bring a potluck dish you would like to share with the class. Potluck and volunteer sign-ups will be available on our class site!

Looking forward to seeing everyone!

Winter Holiday Performance UPDATED!

Friday, Dec. 18th, 9am

3700 East Sierra Madre Boulevard

Pasadena, CA

The students will be singing two holiday songs in Mandarin! Please come by to see their performance! We will be working very hard over the next few weeks. :)

Seating will be on a first come first serve basis. Come early to get a good spot!

Winter Break (Early Dismissal on Friday 12/18 at 12:50pm)

Saturday, Dec. 19th, 12am to Sunday, Jan. 3rd 2016 at 12am


Have a FABULOUS week! :)