• With HISD Confucius Institute's support, we plan to have at least 2 Chinese Academic Competitions this school year at MIMS. The competition is voluntary and no registration fees are required. 
     
    "Chinese Math Fluency" 
    One of the competition will be "Chinese Math Fluency". 
     
    Each grade level has different expectation. Each question will be presented on the board in either numeral form or in Chinese. Participants are expected to buzz in and provide the correct answer in Chinese within 3 seconds. Our teachers will review those skills with students in the classrooms. You can also use the flash cards provided to help your children master the skills at home.
    Addition: 1st, 2nd & 5th Grade
    Subtraction: 2nd & 5th Grade
    Multiplication: 3rd, 4th & 5th Grade
    Division: 4th & 5th Grade
     
    "Name that Chengyu" 
    The other competition will be "Name that Chengyu", where participants will be challenged by demonstrating their Chinese listening, speaking, and reading skills based on the chengyu they learned at MLIMS.
    Reading: Participants will be provided pictures of all the chengyu that they have learned this year at school. They need to pick the correct chengyu that describes each picture. 
    Listening: 3 pictures will be presented on the board. A chengyu will be read to the participants and the participants are expected to buzz in and identify the picture that associates with the chengyu.
    Speaking: Each participants who makes into the final round will be given a chengyu picture. They are expected to talk about the chengyu according to their individual picture using the vocabulary included in the Quizlet links below. The more vocabulary is included in the speech, the more points the participant earns.
     
    What is chengyu (成语)? They are traditional Chinese idioms, most of which consists of 4 Chinese characters. Chengyu (成语) are commonly used in the Chinese language and have rich cultural representation. There is a story behind each chengyu and some of the chengyu (成语) have English equivalents. Therefore, understanding chengyu helps our students become balanced bi-culture and bi-literate. You can learn more about chengyu here.
     
    Our students have learned 6 成语 when our Character Education was first introduced in 2014. They will be reviewed each month. This year, more 成语 that are associated with our Character Education will be introduced each month during morning assembly and reviewed in the classrooms. You can also review them with your children at home using Quizlet by clicking on the 成语  below. Please encourage your children to use the characters/phrases on Quizlet cards to complete the story for each idiom.
     
     
    Kong Rong Rang Li          
    [kǒng róng ràng lí]
     
     
     
     Gan En Tu Bao
    [gǎn en tú bào]
     
     
     
     
    鹬蚌相争  渔翁得利  
    [yù bàng xiāng zhēng yú wēng dé lì]
     
     
     
     
    滴水穿石  

    滴水穿石

    [dī shuǐ chuān shí]
     
     
     
     熟能生巧  
     [shú néng shēng qiǎo]
     
     
    半途而废  
    半途而废
    [bàn tú ér fèi]
     
     
     路不拾遗   
    [lù bù shí yí]
     
     
    滥竽充数  
    [làn yú chōng shù]
     
     
    狼狈为奸  
    [láng bèi wéi jiān]
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    追根究底  
    追根究底
    [zhuī gēn jiū dǐ]
     
     
    井底之蛙  
    [jǐng dǐ zhī wā]
     
    盲人摸象  

    [máng rén mō xiàng]

     
     
     
    梦想成真  

    [mèng xiǎng chéng zhēn]

     
     
    亡羊补牢  
     

    亡羊补牢

    [wáng yáng bǔ láo]

     
     
     改过自新

    [gǎi guò zì xīn]

     
     
    有始有终  
     

    有始有终

    [yǒu shǐ yǒu zhōng]

     
     
    虎头蛇尾  

    虎头蛇尾

    [hǔ tóu shé wěi]

     
     
    不劳而获  

    不劳而获

    [bù láo ér huò]