• 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 (??)? They are traditional Chinese idioms, most of which consists of 4 Chinese characters. Chengyu (??) are commonly used in the Chinese language and have rich cultural representation. There is a story behind each chengyu and some of the chengyu (??) 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 ?? when our Character Education was first introduced in 2014. They will be reviewed each month. This year, more ?? 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 ??  below. Please encourage your children to use the characters/phrases on Quizlet cards to complete the story for each idiom.
     
     
    Kong Rong Rang Li          
    [kong róng ràng lí]
     
     
     
     Gan En Tu Bao
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     [shú néng sheng qiao]
     
     
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    [bàn tú ér fèi]
     
     
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    [làn yú chong shù]
     
     
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    [láng bèi wéi jian]
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    [zhui gen jiu di]
     
     
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    [jing di zhi wa]
     
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    [máng rén mo xiàng]

     
     
     
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    [mèng xiang chéng zhen]

     
     
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