Thursday, 27 November 2014
For older children, we recycle the "left over" sweets from Halloween and the egg carton, turn them into the advent calendar.
For younger children, we recycle again. We use the Christmas cards from last year and turn them into something beautiful and fun for children to create.
Not single one of them complain about writing numbers from 1 to 24!
Thursday, 23 October 2014
Here're some from my Wed's class.
Friday, 26 September 2014
Video on youtube:
Monday, 25 August 2014
|Day of classes||Time||Classroom||Material||Teacher||Fee per class|
|Monday||1500-1600||GET Busy Kids Greystones||Happy Chinese||Evan||7 euro|
|Wednesday||1530-1730||Bray||Living Mandarin 3||Evan||7 euro|
|Thursday||1530-1730||Bray||Living Mandarin 1||Evan||7 euro|
|Thursday||1530-1730||Bray||Living Mandarin 2||Shuping||7 euro|
|Saturday||0900-1000||Kildare||Living Mandarin 1||Sage||10 euro|
|Saturday||1030-1130||Kildare||Living Mandarin 2||Sage||10 euro|
|Private lesson||available upon request|
|extra curriculum||available upon request|
Tuesday, 10 June 2014
Monday, 9 June 2014
Thank you all very much for coming to celebrate Dragon Boat Festival with us. I hope you enjoyed the food, games and chat.
I also need to say thanks to all the volunteers who serve drinks, food and games. Thank you all!
Please do share your photos with us on our Facebook page. Thank you and see you next year!!
Friday, 2 May 2014
Wednesday, 9 April 2014
Before we have some fun, we work them hard! We made the cute little box and we learned how to write Easter in Chinese - 復活節 fù huó jiē!
Wednesday, 26 March 2014
Tuesday, 18 February 2014
Wednesday, 12 February 2014
To celebrate the end of Chinese new year.
Children were given a fortune cookie.
One asked: where was fortune cookies came from?
I said: from Lidl!!
Then asked: why it's called fortune cookie?
Out of blue, I must admit I haven't a clue but I said: Chinese people like to go to the fortune teller to seek references for their futures. And I guess that's why fortunes cookies was invented.
Now that I looked up the wonderful Google.
I am so wrong!
If you remember the character Mandarin in Iron Man 3, he said: true story about fortune cookies. They look Chinese, they sound Chinese, but they are actually an American invention. Which is why they are hollow, full of lies and leave bad taste in the mouth.
He also said: fortune cookies aren't even Chinese, they are made by American, based on a Japanese recipe.
Here's the piece about fortune cookie. :-)
Thursday, 6 February 2014
If you are interested in the story, please look up the post from 2013.
I love recycling and I always keep boxes, cardboards, toilet paper rolls etc for the arts workshop. This week, we have a tiny paper cutting work for kids made from the recycled spring couplets (春聯 chūn lián）. Younger childre did the simple lantern and older children made these!
Learning through games and competitions are our ethos as its great fun for children.
We use word cards with no picture so they have to read both character and pinyin to make out what the words are.
I told them they're allow to look at books and copy the sentences but they were surprisingly creative!!
Thursday, 30 January 2014
Many Chinese characters came from pictures. The word of horse 馬 ma3 is a classic example. We did a combinations of Chinese painting and calligraphy workshop to mark the year of horse. I am very proud of their work. Hope your like it too!!
恭喜發財! Gong xi fa cai!!
Wednesday, 29 January 2014
Tuesday, 28 January 2014
Monday, 20 January 2014
Hot pot dinner is a very typical dinner on the night of Chinese new year's eve.
Over here in Ireland, we enjoy it as often as we want during these winter months.
火鍋 Huo Guo literary means fire pot as traditionally the pot would have been sitting on fire when cooking. I have a electric pot that heat up instantly which is handy. I love it when the hot steam warms up the room and foggy up the windows.
Looking forward to welcoming the year of horse and thinking hat is on again for the CNY arts and crafts!!