In May, CIAU faculty Hui Liu at West Street School in Geneva taught the young children how to say the names of some farm animals in Chinese, such as horse, cow, sheep, duck, chicken, and pig. The kids also enjoyed learning the Chinese song, “Old Mr. Wang Had a Farm”, which has the same melody and meaning with the English song, “Old MacDonald Had a Farm”.
In June, Hui Liu introduced the culture of chopsticks, showing the students chopsticks and teaching them how to use them. The children loved learning to pick up different things with chopsticks and felt excited when each one received a pair of chopsticks from Hui as a present. At the end of June, Hui also led them to review all the words, sentences, and songs which they had learned during the whole academic year and helped them to make their own Chinese books.
A student at Geneva West Street School is showing her new Chinese book she made.
From late May to the middle of June, Jeff Yin and Olivia Wang at North Street School helped the students review what they had learned during the whole academic year by making their own Chinese books, and students took an exam to finish the academic year.