Who is Not Afraid of Goblins on Halloween?

萬聖節快樂 (traditional characters 繁體字)| 万圣节快乐 (simplified characters 简体字) =Wàn shèng jié kuài lè (pinyin 拼音) Watch the video and see who is not afraid of all the goblins in all sizes and shapes.  Happy Halloween! Happy #Halloween to all of the unshakeable teachers out there! pic.twitter.com/siR9wnOUeK — edutopia (@edutopia) October 31, 2016 You can’t scare me. = 你不會嚇到我! | 你不会吓到我!- Nǐ bù huì xià dào wǒ. I am a teacher. =  我是一個老師。| 我是一个老师。 – Wǒ shì yī

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A Bilingual Family Journey Interview with Mingjung Chen and Joweina Hsiao

A Bilingual Family Journey interview with Angela Mingjung Chen, World Language Chinese Instructor and linguist along with her daughter, Joweina Hsiao.  You will hear their story from both the mother’s  and the daughter’s perspectives.  How does Angela keep her heritage language (Chinese) and culture alive at home?  Angela shares her insight on bringing up her bilingual/multilingual children as a native Chinese speaker.  Joweina, a sophomore in college gives her take on her multilingual journey growing up. You

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Playful Learning Theme – Happy Halloween & BINGO Game

Miss Panda created and designed 70-page “Chinese Halloween” Flash Cards, Games, and Reading learning unit (downloadable PDF) for school, classroom and home use.  Chinese characters (both traditional and simplified versions), pinyin, and English translation are included in this unit.  As you progress with your child(ren) the Chinese characters only version is also available. You can follow the link and preview the Halloween unit on TpT or read more about this theme learning unit here.  You can click

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Exploring Homemade Chinese Dishes with Chef Katie Chin’s Everyday Chinese Cookbook

Chinese family recipes

Disclosure: I received a copy of this cookbook to review.  All opinions are my own. “Katie Chin’s Everyday Chinese Cookbook: 101 Delicious Recipes from My Mother’s Kitchen” has a delicious collection of recipes that you can prepare at home for the whole family.  Many of the dishes can be made with the help of children.  Before exploring all the recipes, you will learn about Chinese ingredients, basic cooking tips, essential tools and utensils then the must-know sauces

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Halloween Match Fun Sheet in Chinese

Halloween Fun Sheet Match Printable

Here are fun Halloween words and phrases for you!  Let’s match the words to the pictures.  Read the words/phrases on the Fun Page first.  If you need some help the hints are below in English, Pinyin and Chinese characters.  Print, read aloud, and have fun! Hints: pumpkin – Nán guā 南瓜 bat – Biān fú 蝙蝠 candy – Táng guǒ 糖果 witch – Wū pó 巫婆 ghost – Guǐ 鬼   Halloween Related Post & Resource: Halloween Bingo

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The Mid-Autumn Festival, the Moon Fairy, and Mooncakes: Story, Recipe, Song, and Printables

Click button to download – The origin of the Mid-Autumn Festival The Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival or “Zhōng Qiū Jié” (中秋節) occurs on the 15th day of the eighth lunar month each year (falling in September or October on our familiar solar calendar).  Because this holiday is based on the lunar calendar, where it falls on the solar calendar varies from year to year.  For example, in 2015 the Mid-Autumn Festival falls on September 27th.  In 2017, it

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Reading Time: The Mid-Autumn Festival – Moon Festival

Happy Mid-Autumn Festival! = 中秋節快樂 (traditional characters)  = 中秋节快乐 (simplified characters), this greeting is read as  Zhōng qiū jié kuài lè.  The festival is celebrated on the 15th day of the eighth month on the lunar calendar and it falls on September 16 this year (2016).  The dates for the Mid-Autumn festival in the next a few years are as below. October 4, 2017 September 24, 2018 September 13, 2019 October 1, 2020 September 21, 2021 September

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Exploring Chinese Culture with Kids

China, the oldest civilization on earth has so much for us to explore.  The resources that I included here will take us on an adventure with the Chinese language, festivities, food, music, art, architecture, philosophy, traditions, medicine, martial arts, and more.  Here are the tools for you to use in your daily Chinese session at home or at school.  Listening, speaking, reading, and writing will be enhanced with hands-on cultural projects and multimedia experience.  Enjoy!   Hello,

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Playful Theme-based Chinese Learning Units

Miss Panda Chinee Theme-based learning units

Theme-based learning is interactive and is designed with the children’s and students’ needs and progress in mind.  The multi-directional approach in each unit engages children to have fun learning new words/phrases with easy sentences and/or short stories.  Repetition and re-enforcement of new items are lead by fun activity pages.  You will also enjoy Reading Circus that is included in many of the learning units.  Kids love stories and they make words and phrases vivid in their imagination.

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Miss Panda’s Mini Lessons: Picture Chinese Summer Series

Summer is a wonderful time to keep the kids engaged with language learning.  I have created Picture Chinese – Summer Series for you and your child(ren) to learn 3 new phrases with a sentence pattern every week.  When you are taking a walk you can check out what you see around you  or you can play “I Spy” with the phrases and sentences you have learned.  See it?  Touch it and say it with your happy energy! 

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