Hong Lei

晚上,洪磊先生宴请孔院的老师吃饭。我们八个志愿者还准备了几个小节目感谢他的宴请。有中国传统乐器陶笛的吹奏,有一首写着洪磊名字的藏头诗,有中国传统的山水,国画,书法,还有我们八个人合唱的一首《爱,因为在心中》。更有精彩的主持解说。

In the evening, Mr Hong lei fete hole school teacher for dinner. We eight volunteers have also prepared a few small programs, thank him for his dinner. Of ocarina play traditional Chinese musical instrument, a poem written hong lei, a name of orz, has the Chinese traditional landscape, traditional Chinese painting, calligraphy, and our chorus of eight people love, because in our hearts. Even more wonderful explanation.


原以为是领导,毕竟会有一些距离感。但却完全没想到,洪磊先生就像一个爸爸年纪的叔叔一样和我们随便的谈天,关心我们日常的生活学习和工作。并告诉我们有任何困难和需要可以和他讲。过年的时候他会请一些中国艺术家来明尼苏达州表演,和老师学生们一起共度中国新年。很可惜那个时候我们已经回国和家人团聚了,不能看到这场精彩的表演,不能再见洪磊先生一次。但仍然很珍惜和感谢这一次和洪磊先生见面的机会。希望将来自己能站到更高点能再一次有机会见到洪磊先生。

Thought is the leadership, after all, there will be some distance. But totally unexpectedly, Mr Hong lei, just like a father old uncle casual chat with us, our learning in daily life and work. And tell us any difficulty and the need to speak with him. During the show, he will ask some Chinese artists to Minnesota teachers and the students spend Chinese New Year. It is a pity that we have home and family reunion at that time, can’t see the wonderful show, not goodbye Mr Hong lei, a. But it is still very cherish and appreciate this time the opportunity to meet with Mr Hong lei. Hope you can stand in the future to a higher point can once again have the opportunity to meet Mr Hong lei.

Hong Lei(1)

没想到在美国熟悉的这半年还能幸运地见到前外交部发言人,现芝加哥领事馆总领事洪磊先生。当知道他会来st.cloud看望做客的时候,一帮志愿者小姑娘都非常开心,在九零后心里,洪磊先生是周恩来总理的班底,王毅先生带领的新一代代表中国的发言人,大家的心里都是尊敬和向往。

Unexpectedly in the familiar before this half an year can also be lucky enough to meet foreign ministry spokesman, consul general in Chicago consulate now Mr Hong lei. Know when he will come to st. cloud see a guest, a volunteer to help the girl is very happy, after the rates in the mind, Mr Hong is premier zhou enlai, Mr Wang to lead a new generation of on behalf of the Chinese spokesman, everyone is in the heart of respect and yearning.

正巧赶上洪磊先生来的那天是一个星期五,st.cloud的第一场大雪,本来我们是听不到洪磊先生和其他国家的几位发言人的开会,还有后面洪磊先生给孔院老师和留学生们的讲话的。但由于大雪下的很大,学校紧急停课,学生们都放学回家了,处理好学校的事情之后,我们午饭都没有吃就急着去了大学听一听他讲话。

Coincided with Mr Hong lei, it was a Friday, st. cloud’s first snow, we are originally hear Mr Hong lei, and several other countries, a spokesman for the meeting, and Mr Hong lei to hole behind school teachers and students. But because of the snow is very big, under the school emergency closed, all the students went home from school, deal with after school, we didn’t eat lunch in a hurry to listen to his speech went to the university.

初见洪磊先生就非常热情,我们坐在第二排的位置上等着,他一进来就和我们每个人握了手,来自祖国的温暖一下子让几个小姑娘非常激动。后面听到了像新闻联播一样的发言,竟没有一丝丝厌烦,而是当场听洪磊先生侃侃而谈,注意力全都被吸引,明明讲了一个多小时,却觉得只有十几分钟一样。

Mr Hong lei is very warm at first, we sat waiting for the second row of position, as soon as he came in he shook hands with every one of us, from the warmth of the motherland suddenly made a few little girl was very excited. Behind heard like a news broadcast speech, have no a little bit tired, but on the spot to Mr Hong, attention is drawn, all clearly spoke more than an hour, but think only ten minutes.

待续…To be continued…

About growing up(3)

除了面对小朋友以外,还有很多其他方面的成长。

In addition to the face of children, there are many other aspects of the growth.

以前做学生的时候,有些搞不太清楚的东西,一知半解的不是很急需很必要就懒得去查了。但现在因为是老师,有一份责任在,必须要传达给学生正确的知识。很多时候一个字的笔画或者音调拿捏不准,都要查证几次之后再告诉小朋友。偶尔教错了,也会及时承认自己的错误改正过来。深深感受到言传身教的重要性,孩子最容易模仿身边的人,作为老师,一言一行包括生活中的举动都在时刻规范自己。做一个好的榜样。

When students do before, some not too clear, a little knowledge is not very urgently necessary is too lazy to look up. But now because it is a teacher, have a responsibility in, must want to convey to students the correct knowledge. Many times a word of stroke or winding pitch, to verify a few times to tell children. Teach the wrong once in a while, also to admit his mistakes corrected in a timely manner. Deeply feel the importance of precept, children are most likely to imitate the people around, as a teacher, in word and deed includes all at the moment in life standard. Be a good example.

也知道了真的是在学校的时光最简单开心,只要学好东西上好课就可以了。即使是实习工作也担了一份儿责任,不能随便说走就走,也不好请假,打乱大家的计划,让别多帮自己做事情。白天讲课,晚上备课,查很多资料,想很多方面小朋友可能会问到的,也真的锻炼了自己。

Also know that really is the simplest happy time at school, just learn well teach well. Even internships can take a share responsibility, cannot say casually go walk, also is bad to ask for leave, disturb you plan, let more don’t do things for themselves. Lecture during the day and night lessons, check a lot of information, to many aspects of children may be asked, also really exercise yourself.

真心感谢这半年来的美国实习生活,无论从职业规划还是从心里和生活上,都是一个很大的锻炼。在这里的点点滴滴,都是是值得以后回忆和珍藏的。

Sincerely thank you for this half a year to the United States practice life, no matter from career planning or from the heart and life, is a great exercise. Here the dribs and drabs, are worthy of cherished memories and later.

About growing up(2)

民以食为天,在中国人的观念里,吃是比较重要的,分享了吃接下来要分享一些其他方面的成长了。

In the concept of the Chinese people, eating is more important, to share and eat the next thing to share the growth of some other aspects.

以前自己毕竟是在学校里十几年,并没有真正出来工作过,这次来美国,虽然是实习工作,但也是正儿八经的第一份工作。每个人都是信心满满卯足了劲儿去对待的。但美国的小朋友和中国的小朋友确实是有很大的不同,美国的小朋友不管你是谁,即使你是老师,你说的话也得有理有据让我信服,小朋友才会认真听老师说的好。但我们先入为主的观念是小朋友会尊重老师,所以一开始上班,也没少被小朋友顶得说不出话来,几乎每个人都被多多少少气哭过。

Is, after all, he was in school more than ten years, didn’t really come out, this time to the United States, although is internship, but also serious first job. Everyone is confident treat the muster all his strength. But American children and Chinese children are really is very different, American children no matter who you are, even if you are a teacher, what you say is justified let me convinced, children will listen to the teacher said. But our preconceived notions is children will respect the teacher, so I work at first, also not be less children have to say a word, almost everyone has been more or less gas to cry.

但越发的这个情况就有了很大改变,都是年轻人大家聚在一起讨论,改变自己的方法和策略,慢慢让小朋友相信自己,用日常点滴的关心和帮助,以德服人。很快就收服了一大批小朋友,让他们可以在课堂上乖乖认真听班级老师的话。日常也会经常和他们聊天,讨论些动画片电影,介绍一些中国的事情给小朋友听。如今最可惜的是小朋友刚刚熟悉我们,却离我们离开的时间不远了。

But the more the situation has changed a lot, are all young people together to discuss and change their methods and strategies, slowly let children to believe in yourself, with the details of daily care and help, good for him. Quickly lined up a large number of children, let they can darling listen to the class teacher in the classroom. Everyday can also often and they chat, discuss some cartoon movies, introduce some Chinese things to children. Now the most unfortunately child just familiar with us, but not far from the time we leave.

About growing up(1)

来美国快四个月了,这一篇博客是想分享一下关于成长。

Come to the United States for almost four months, this blog is to share about growing up.

先说说吃的方面,以前在国内,在家有爸妈做饭,经常也就帮个下手,洗洗菜刷刷碗,但从来是不掌厨的,也没认真学过做饭做菜的。但是来美国之后,真正体验到了一顿饭不下手就饿肚子的生活。美国不比国内,就算爸妈不在家,自己懒的动手,叫个外卖下个馆子也是很方便的事儿。在这儿叫外卖也是很不方便,下馆子也不是很方便,更重要的是,吃惯了白米饭和各种炒菜的我们也真的适应不了面包肉饼芝士的美式餐饮。所以我开始试着自己做饭做菜,一开始只会煮些个面,蒸个米饭炒个菜。后来不满足嘴馋,没事儿就研究些菜谱,试了几次竟然也自己弄出来些还可以的菜来,每天带到学校的午餐也是让很多美国老师见识了中国饮食的丰富多彩。重点是日常给爸妈看的时候,爸妈也是高兴女儿竟然出去几个月也学会了做饭做菜,吃得健康也很好。本来还担心我日日吃泡面啃面包呢。

Say first to eat, before at home, at home with mom and dad to cook, also give me a hand, often wash dishes brush to brush a bowl, but is never is cooking, also did not seriously to learn cooking. But after coming to the United States, really experienced a meal not hungry belly of life. The United States than domestic, even if parents are not at home, his lazy, called a take-away next to a restaurant is also very convenient. Take-out here also is very inconvenient, eating out is not very convenient also, more importantly, used to eat rice and various stir-fries and we really can not adapt to the American food hamburger cheese bread. So I began to try his cooking, will only cooking surface occurred at the beginning, the steam rice Fried dishes. Does not meet the greediness, later have no matter son to study some recipes, unexpectedly also own a few tries out some of the food can also come, lunch to school every day also is to let a lot of American teacher saw the riches of the Chinese diet. With a focus on the daily show mom and dad, mom and dad are happy daughter should go out for a few months has learned cooking, eat healthy is also very good. Dry bread was worried about my every day to eat instant noodles?


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Braise in soy sauce sparerib


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Hot candied sweet potato


然后还跟着一些美国家庭学会了烤蛋糕和煮奶茶。

Then also follow some American family learned to bake a cake and boiled milk tea.

待续…To be continued…

Santa Island

难得清闲的周末,孩子家长邀请我们去明尼阿波利斯看圣诞老人,一直没去过双城的我们三个女生欣然前往。一路上听孩子们用中文英文混在一起我们讲着圣诞节会做的事情,圣诞老人的故事,不一会儿就到了。

Seldom at leisure weekend, parents invited us to see Santa Claus, Minneapolis haven’t been to the twins three girls delighted us. On the way to listen to children in Chinese English together what do we do about Christmas, Santa Claus story, in a short time.

圣诞老人展览里面有很多仿真的场景,惟妙惟肖的课堂里也不忘了加入各种肤色孩子,还有健全和不健全的孩。无时无刻不在告诉人们,无论我何种肤色,无论我是否身体健全,每个人都有受教育的权利。这点深深的触动了我。

Santa Claus exhibition there is a lot of simulation scenario, lifelike class also don’t forget to add all sorts of color of skin of children, there is sound and not a healthy child. Tell people all the time, no matter what kind of color of skin, I whether my body is perfect, everyone has the right to the education. It deeply touched me.

看过各种圣诞节的习俗,孩子们要去和圣诞老人许愿,讲一讲自己心里的事,七八岁的孩子也真的虔诚的相信圣诞老人是真的存在的,圣诞老人真的会在圣诞节给每个乖乖的小朋友床头的袜子里放上礼物,这也不禁让我们为孩子的纯真觉得无限美好。

Read all kinds of Christmas customs, the children are going to make a vow and Santa, something about matters of the heart, seven or eight years old children also really devout believe that Santa Claus is really exist, Santa Claus will be at the Christmas darling children put on the head of a bed socks gift, and it can not help but let’s give the child’s innocence feel beautiful.

Veterans Day 

第一次在美国参加退伍军人日的庆祝活动,学校组织全校小朋友们合唱了两首歌,一首叫做God bless the USA,一首叫做旗开得胜。每个小朋友都唱的很认真,都很认真的团结在一起,感受那一份对国家的忠诚和民族的凝聚力。真的很喜欢美国这种模式的教育,用点点滴滴去感动小朋友,而不是只做表面形式。回来后,我也把这两首歌加入了我常听的音乐列表里,听着听着就想起那一张张可爱的脸和那小小的心里装着的大大的梦想和情怀。

For the first time for veterans day celebrations in the United States, the school organization the school children singing the two songs, a song called God bless the USA, a song called won. Every children sing very serious, very serious together, feeling that a loyalty to the country and national cohesion. Really like the pattern of education in the United States, children with dribs and drabs to touched, not only do the surface form. After you come back, I also joined the two song I often listen to the music of the list, then remembered listened that lovely face and little heart was filled with big dreams and feelings.

现场,学校还请来了曾经是军人的学生家长。他们每个人站起来都是一脸骄傲的告诉大家,告诉自己的孩子自己曾经在祖国的哪个军队为保护这个国家而出过一份力。而我看到几个认识的家长,也由衷为这种言传身教而感到开心和感动。

The scene, the school also bring in the student’s parents used to be soldiers. Each of them to stand up is a face of proud to tell you, told his children which he had in our country’s troops to protect the country and abroad. And I saw a few understanding parents, also sincerely for this precept and feel happy and moved.

我们还在现场和正在军队中服役的家长进行了视频连线,听到了他们的祝福和期望,同时也感谢他们的保护,才有今天的和平和安定,孩子们可以坐在教室里认真的学习。谢谢您的服务,军人们!

We also at the scene and parents are serving in the army are video attachment, heard their wishes and expectations, and at the same time also thank them for their protection, just have today’s peace and stability, the children can sit serious study in the classroom. Thank you for your service, soldiers!

To Conner

这个月学校的主题故事是“填满别人的篮子”,每个人都有一个篮子,当别人对自己做了好的事情,自己的篮子就被填满一点,当别人对自己做了不好的事情,自己的篮子就被掏走一点。而我们都要做好的事情,这样既可以填满别人的篮子,也可以填满自己的篮子。

School this month is the theme of the story “to fill someone else’s bucket.”Everyone has a bucket,when the other people to do good things to yourself and your own bucket was filled, when people do bad things to himself, his own bucket was ripped off a little. And we have to do things, both to fill someone else’s basket, also can fill their bucket.

而在中文班,曾经有一个小朋友就是填满他人篮子的典范。他的名字叫做罗康乐。康乐两岁的时候便被诊断出患有脑癌,医生说他活不过三岁,但他一直坚持和病魔作斗争,从上帝手里抢来了四年快乐的日子。六岁时他加入了中文班,和大家一起学习中文,康乐活泼可爱,聪明好学,总是能给他人带来欢乐,像一个小天使。但不幸的是,今年夏天,康乐还是离我们而去了。

In Chinese immersion class, once had a friend is a model of bucket filled with others. His name is called Luo Kangle. Well-being was two years old when he was diagnosed with brain cancer, the doctor said he live only three years old, but he insisted to fight their disease, and from the hand of god to the happy days for four years. He joined the Chinese immersion lessons at the age of six, and everyone together learn Chinese, recreation lively, smart studious, always can bring joy to others, like a little angel. Unfortunately, this summer, recreation or away from us.

星期五,我和小朋友们一起在学校纪念缅怀康乐小朋友。现场很多人都不禁落泪了,罗康乐希望你在天堂没有病痛,只有开心和快乐,我们不会忘记那些和你在一起快乐的日子,同时也会提醒自己也做一个填满别人篮子的人。

Friday, I and the children together in school memorial to remember the well-being of children. At the scene of a lot of people can not help but shed tears, Luo Kangle hope you no pain in heaven, only happy and happy, we won’t forget those happy days with you, it will also remind myself to be a basket filled with others.

First time in America primary school.

这是我第一次来到美国的小学,我所在的年级是二年级,这个班只有14个小朋友,不像中国的小学班级最起码有四五十个人。前十天从幼儿园轮班到五年级,走遍了每个中文沉浸班,我发现美国的课堂班级人数大多都在10-20人左右,而却有2个老师一起教学,这和国内的大班教学区别很大,老师更加关注到每个小朋友身上,小朋友不害怕在大家面前讲话,也很乐意表达自己的想法,小朋友不害怕老师,什么都会和老师分享,这让我感觉老师的作用不那么只局限于学校了,更加参与到了她们的全方位的成长里,更像一个朋友一样陪他们一起长大。

This is the first time i come to America primary school,I’m in second grade.There is only 14 students here.It’s dirfferernt between China.In China,primary school always have 40-50 students in each class.Frist ten days,we take turns,started from kindergarten,end of fifth grade.I joined in all Chinese immersion classes.I found that each America class only have 10-20 students,but there are 2 teachers there cooperate in teaching.This is difference between big classes in China.Teacher more concentrate on every students,and students don’t afraid public speaking,they love to share their own ideals,they don’t afraid teachers,they want to share everything with teachers.That’s makes me feel teacher’s effect is not only limit in school,but also participation in their growing in all-dimensional.Teacher is more like a friend grow up with them.

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学校假期装修了,我们来到教室的时候是一片狼藉,这是我们亲手整理布置的教室,成就感满满+++

The school decorated in holiday,when we come to our classroom is a big mess.It’s all clear up by ourself,Our achievebility is full.

我所在的班级班主任是一位非常有爱的台湾老师,很有教学方法,非常会掌控小孩子的心理。比如在班级日常管理上,她从不扣分,只有加分。任何人都喜欢加分不喜欢扣分,扣分是一件很打击人的事情,所以她不扣分,做得好的加分,做得不好就得不到夸奖和加分。在她的班级表现好可以加两分,表现的不好不加分,每天拿到十分的小朋友可以换一个小苹果贴在自己的小车上面,每周拿到五个小苹果的小朋友在快乐星期五就可以兑换礼品。为了得到每天的小苹果和每个星期的礼品,小朋友在任何时候都比较注意自己的行为是不是友善,安全和负责的。虽然偶尔也需要老师的提醒,但大部分时候,我们的班级都会在音乐体育美术课,走廊和户外活动的时候得到其他老师的夸奖。如果我们在班级以外的地方得到夸奖也是会加分的,这大大的增加了小朋友们的荣誉感,他们渴望被教室以外的人夸奖,因此会做得更好,成为其他小朋友的榜样。

My classroom teacher is a very lovely teacher come from Taiwan,she always have a good teaching method,she can totally control students’ thinking.For example,in class dojo,she always add scores,never let stude nts lose scores.Everyone like add scores,don’t like lose scores,lose scores is a very overwhelmed things.So she never let students lose  scores,only add scores to the students dp good things.When students do bad things,they can’t win prize and add scores.In her class,do good things can add 2 scores,do bad things can’t add scores.If you have 10 scores everyday,you can have an apple,you can paste your appe in your car.And if you always do good things,make good choice,you will have 5 apples one week.So you can have your gift in happy friday! Then students always make good choice when they do everything,they think is my behavior enough kind,safe and responsible? Althrough sometimes they need teachers’ caution,but most times,our class always win prize in special classes,in hallway and in recess from other teachers.If we win prize in other places we can add our scores,this made students feel proud of themselves,they want people prize them,and they do good things,they even can be a model for other students.

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因为快到万圣节了,这个星期的快乐星期五我们讲了蝙蝠的故事,这是我们班一个小男孩做的中国蝙蝠,美国蝙蝠,和他自己的蝙蝠。我很喜欢,分享给你们。谢谢你们的阅读,希望你们有一个愉快的周末。

Because it’s near Hallween,we talked about bat’s story,this is three bats made by a little boy.It’s Chinese bat,American bat and his bat.I like it so i want share with you.Thank you for your reading,hope you have a nice weekend!