TSUCI’s Teaching Site Garden Oaks Montessori Magnet Held The Chinese New Year Activity

January 31, 2018

Garden Oaks Montessori Magnet is a public school located in the Houston Independent School District (HISD). Since the commencement of Chinese course in this school, under the leadership of TSUCI, the situation of Chinese teaching is excellent and the Chinese language teaching is in full swing.

On the eve of the New Year's holiday, in order to welcome the Solar New Year and to make the students deeply feel the differences between Chinese and Western festivals and cultures, the New Year's Celebration was held in the Garden Oaks Montessori Magnet Middle School. The students not only presented Chinese speeches, wrote Chinese New Year post cards in Chinese characters, but also hand-painted blue and white porcelain plates with Chinese classical features. They attracted the attention of the school leaders, the teachers and the parents of students to visit and gain unanimous praise both inside and outside the school.

In order to combine Chinese language learning with American culture, the two teachers on the eve of the festival specially set up a "Chinese New Year Greeting Card" campaign to encourage students to write "Happy New Year" and "Merry Christmas" in Chinese seal and regular script designs. The students were in high spirits and have enthusiastically tried to make Chinese greeting cards for relatives and friends.Blue and white porcelain is a world-renowned traditional porcelain with Chinese characteristics. The Chinese teacher Ding Tian and the Chinese volunteer teacher of TSUCI Wang Bo, combine Chinese culture with fine arts to encourage students to create their own "blue and white porcelain."TSUCI attaches great importance to the development of Chinese teaching in the local area. The students' enthusiasm for learning Chinese is on the rise. The significant improvement of students 'Chinese proficiency, their love of Chinese culture and their love of volunteer teachers are great recognition of the Chinese volunteer teachers' work. We wish the Chinese teaching of TSUCI’s teaching sites can be carried out smoothly, and make a higher level!