春节快乐！Happy Spring Festival!
For those new to the school, or who don't yet know me, my name is Grace Myers. This will be my third year teaching Mandarin at Goodwood primary school, which is currently taught to all students from reception up to year 5 and will be run on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. The Mandarin program incorporates both language and culture into lessons throughout the year.
In 2019 I was successful in securing a grant for the school to enhance our Mandarin program through a chosen innovative approach. Our idea involves producing a range of inquiry and storytelling videos to be used by both classroom teachers, as well as in the Mandarin room, to allow a more integrated approach to student learning. In 2020 we will be trialling the use of these videos in some classrooms and I will be aiming to, where possible, make connections in inquiry focus between students' daily classroom and their Mandarin lessons.