LOWER ELEMENTARY

Mandarin Academy exceeds the California state requirements for English, Math, Social Sciences, Science, Music, and Fine Arts. Our Mandarin curriculum follows guidelines provided by Taiwan’s Ministry of Education.

1st GRADE CURRICULUM

  • Reading and understanding Tang Poems

  • Formulating a story based on pictures shown

  • Reading, absorbing, and explaining key points within Chinese story books 

  • The skill to register basic punctuation within Chinese writing

  • 400+ new Sentences
    312+ New vocabulary words 130+ Written words 

  • Perfecting one’s ability to properly utilize sentence structure and grammar

  • Show and Tell presentations

CHINESE

Traditional Chinese

  • Counting up to the hundreds 

  • Double digit addition and subtraction

  • Single digit multiplication table (9x9)

  • Separating numbers and adding together 

  • Time

  • Geometric Shapes: Cubes, Rectangular prisms, Cylinders, Spheres, Hemispheres

  • Organizing numerical values and geometric shapes 

  • Learning to distinguish measurements and sizes

MATh

Traditional Chinese

  • Asking and answering questions pertaining to key details within a given text 

  • Retelling stories via key details and demonstrating an understanding of their central message or lesson 

  • Describing characters, settings, and major events of a story via key details and illustrations

  • Identifying words and phrases within stories and poems that appeal to the senses or emotions of the reader 

  • Explaining differences between different text types 

  • Determine the point of view of a given text

  • Comparing and contrasting experiences of different characters

ENGLISH

English

  • Utilizing one's 5 senses to make detailed observations

  • Different properties of water

  • Properties of shadows 

  • Life cycle of plants 

  • Maintaining a healthy and clean lifestyle 

  • Understanding the different properties of magnets 

  • Analyzing the colors of the world 

  • The cycles and process of rain

SCIENCE

Traditional Chinese

 
 

2nd GRADE CURRICULUM

  • Writing book reports using key details from the given text

  • Children’s Rhymes

  • Dictionary usage 

  • Notecard / Flashcard creation

  • Presentations with given topics and presentation posters

  • Understanding and utilizing proper punctuation within Chinese writing

  • Reading and understanding Tang Poems

  • 400+ new Sentences, 312+ new vocabulary words, 130+ new written words 

  • Reintroduce proper sentence structure and grammar

CHINESE

Traditional Chinese

  • Counting up to the thousands 

  • Triple digit addition and subtraction 

  • Time

  • Multiplication between double digit and single digit numbers

  • Weight and capacity 

  • Month, Year, Date 

  • Meters and Centimeter 

  • Horizontal and Vertical 

  • Organizing relevant values and shapes

MATh

Traditional Chinese

  • Demonstrating an understanding of given texts by asking and answering questions pertaining to who, what, where, when, why

  • Recounting stories from diverse cultures and understanding their central message, lesson, or moral 

  • Describing how characters in a story responds to major events and challenges 

  • Explaining the way words and phrases provide rhythm and substance within a story, poem, or song 

  • Outline and describe the structure of a story 

  • Acknowledging and understanding the different points of view of different characters 

  • Comparing and contrasting different versions of the same story 

  • Utilizing dictionaries to find definitions 

ENGLISH

English

  • Being taught the anatomy of plants and their life cycles 

  • Different properties of the air 

  • Chemistry within the kitchen 

  • The unique properties of a medley of vegetables 

  • Recognize different weather cycles 

  • Various animals and their unique features

SCIENCE

Traditional Chinese

 

3rd GRADE CURRICULUM

  • 300+ New Idioms used within the Chinese language 

  • Writing Letters 

  • Introduction to acting out dramas 

  • Writing book reports using key details from the given text

  • Notecard / Flashcard creation

  • Presentations with given topics and presentation posters

  • Reinforce proper punctuation within Chinese writing

  • Reading and understanding Tang Poems

  • 400+ new Sentences, 312+ new vocabulary words, 130+ new written words 

  • Reiterate proper sentence structure and grammar with more practice

CHINESE

Traditional Chinese

  • Counting up to the ten thousands 

  • 4 digit number addition and subtraction 

  • Multiplication between double digit numbers 

  • Statistical tables 

  • Perimeter and area

  • Division

  • Fractions and its’ arithmetic 

  • Decimals and its’ arithmetic

  • Time

  • Weight

MATh

Traditional Chinese

  • Reviewing the functions of different parts of speech within the English text and utilizing appropriate forms within different circumstances

  • Producing simple, compound, and complex sentences 

  • Continue learning proper grammar in writing papers, letters, and stories

  • Exercising proper prefixes, suffixes, synonyms, and antonyms

  • Consuming root words to understand the meaning of a given word

  • Introduction to figurative language eg: metaphor, oxymoron, hyperbole, idiom, etc. 

  • Debating and recognizing the differences between spoken and written English

  • Utilizing context clues to understand the meaning of words and phrases 

  • Distinguishing literal and nonliteral meanings of words and phrases

ENGLISH

English

  • Understanding the lunar cycles 

  • Plant life within the water 

  • Unique properties of light

  • Transportation machines and their power sources 

  • Understanding time and its’ relation to plants and animals 

  • Insects and their life cycle

  • Circuits and electricity

SCIENCE

Traditional Chinese

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