Saturday, February 28, 2015

Phrase of the Day: February 28, 2015

For Chinese New Year children receive red envelopes.

Friday, February 27, 2015

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Parenting Series - Wednesday, March 4th, 5:00-6:30 p.m. (San Mateo)

Year of Sheep is coming - New Year Food Making/羊年來了 - 做新年食物 (Emeryville)

With all of the ingredients we purchased, we ere able to make Lv Da Gun and Tang Yuan.


Lv Da Gun 驢打滾

Tang Yuan 湯圓

After the food making, we cleaned up the floor and washed all the tables and chairs.

All the Emeryville Children's House children wish you and your family happiness, prosperity, and good health in the Year of Sheep.
所有 Emeryville 兒童屋的小朋友們祝大家新年快樂、萬事如意、身體健康! 羊年大吉!

Phrase of the Day: February 25, 2015

Look at all the red lanterns!

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Hina matsuri (Girls’ Day) - Japan, Tuesday, March 3rd

Year of Sheep is coming - Grocery Shopping/羊年來了 - 辦年貨 (Emeryville)

On a sunny day, the children (4.5 years old and above) in the Chinese Program went for an outing - Chinese New Year Grocery Shopping.  
在陽光燦爛的一天,Emeryville 中文組四歲半以上的小朋友們去辦年貨。

We first decided what food we were going to make and then lao-shi helped us to come up with the list of ingredients that we needed to shop for.

We are going to make Lv Da Gun and Tang Yuan, so on our list, we need to buy glutinous rice powder, soybean powder and red bean paste, etc.

After getting everything we need for our food making, each of us also got to buy some New Year treats for ourselves and our family. 

The cashier spoke with us in Chinese and helped us with our shopping. We said "xie xie" to her.

We also want to thank the parents who drove us to and from the market. Without your help, our outing would not be possible.

Phrase of the Day: February 24, 2015

Chinese New Year cake is very sweet.

Monday, February 23, 2015



High School Students Making Props for Spring Festival

Spring Festival is one of our most favorite times of year. It is a lot of work for the HS students to handle all of the decisions around this event themselves. They do everything with minimal intervention from the teachers: decide on how they wish to interpret the Spring Festival theme, plan their vignettes, write the scripts, select the music, choreograph their dances and also decide on props and costumes.

Often, we make everything from scratch using as many recycled and found materials as possible. Sometimes our technical and mechanical problems seem really insurmountable, but then with perseverance, we usually pull through and create a wonderful effect. This year, the students are experimenting with some very unusual visual effects for one of their vignettes, so we are excited and a little nervous to see how it turns out!

Year of Sheep is coming! - Decoration /羊年來了! - 貼春聯、寫“福”字 (Emeryville)

The Children's House children did a lot of preparation to welcome the Chinese New Year-- the Year of Sheep! We first tidied up the classroom and pasted Chūnlián (Chinese New Year Banner) on the door of our classroom to welcome the New Year and bring happiness.

Then on another day, we wrote our own  (happiness, wealth) with a Chinese brush and brought them home to decorate our own houses.

Phrase of the Day: February 23, 2015

I like the Chinese New Year rice!

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

A Day in the Life - Emeryville Infant Community

 Practical life activities to learn how to take care of self and the environment!

I'm practicing how to wash my hands.

I love my new rainboots, so I brush my boots to clean after rain.

Pouring water from pitcher to the basin carefully.
 I can do it with no water drop on the floor!

Phrase of the Day: February 17, 2015

I like to sew.

Monday, February 16, 2015

Phrase of the Day: February 16, 2015

President's Day is in February.

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Phrase of the Day: February 15, 2015

I love my mommy and daddy.

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Friday, February 13, 2015

Phrase of the Day: February 13, 2015

My mommy picks me up from school.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Chinese New Year , Thursday, February 19th

School will be closed on Thursday, February 19th to honor the first day of the first lunar month in the Chinese calendar.  

A Day in the Life - Emeryville Children's House

am carrying a chair carefully on the line.

am labeling the animals of Antarctica in English.

We are washing linens after lunch so we will have clean place settings tomorrow.

am tracing a map of the world.

am writing a story about whales. They are my favorite animal!

am wiping this table clean of soapsuds.

am shading in the map I have made of the United States.

am polishing a prism from the Brown Stair.