This year our first grade STARTALK students will be learning about China through the story of Marco Polo. They will answer questions like “What was the same, and what was different?” Students in China learn how to add and subtract using roman numerals (1, 2, 3, 4…) just like we do, but they write them differently (, , , ), just like we do (one, two, three, four). First grade students will also learn the basics of being in a Chinese immersion classroom. Through watching our instructional videos below, they will become familiar with phrases like “drink water” or “go to the bathroom” or “stand up” and “sit down.” We hope that this will help them become more comfortable with their Chinese immersion teacher who does not speak English at any time in the classroom.
Grade 1: Recommended Video viewing
Chinese Video Instruction