Random Post about Charlie at Chinese School


Posted on September 18, 2014 by .
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Charlie, shockingly, got placed into an advanced Chinese class after coming back from summer break.  He apparently did very well on his placement test, and was the only one in his class to enter the higher level.  I’m shocked by the whole thing, because every time I asked him a question about Chinese over the summer, […]

宠物 – Pets


Posted on July 16, 2014 by .
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Seattle is a very nice place.  Yes, I know people complain about the weather, but while we were there two weeks ago, it was sunny and beautiful.  And so much greenery!  And water!  Abby and Charlie actually went swimming in a lake while we were there . . . because in Seattle they have things like lakes with […]

Practice Chinese – Tell a Story


Posted on July 1, 2014 by .
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Now that we don’t have Chinese school to fall back on during the summer, it’s been extra important to get in a little Chinese practice every day.  My approach so far has been to listen to Chinese stories during lunch time.  I subscribe to mandarinbaobao.com‘s podcast and download the stories to my computer.  Then I […]