Different activities like reading and storytelling were conducted to help facilitate their understanding and appreciation of Chinese idioms, traditional Chinese festivals, and Chinese Tang poetries. Presentations in the form of short plays, poetry narrations, and song interpretations were also done as part of the classes. Fun-filled art activities included origami folding, coloring, designing of greeting cards and crafts about traditional Chinese festivities. Because of all these engaging activities, the students learned and improved their Mandarin and Fookien with ease.
To further let the students enjoy their summer, and also spend time learning and enhancing their talents, a Thanksgiving program with song and dance presentations and narration was dedicated to their parents. The greeting cards the kids made during their classes were highly cherished by their parents as it reflected of their children’s sincere efforts and love.
To wrap up a summer filled with knowledge, talents, and amity, a closing program was held on July 8, 2018 at the penthouse of the San Fernando Tower where the students did storytelling, reporting, singing, and short play presentations, narrations, and song interpretations. Dr. Lucio C. Tan and Mrs. Carmen K. Tan graced the ceremony as special guests. Ms. Fe Chen-Urdaneta, head of the library personnel, was also present to witness the graduation of the participating students.
Another fruitful summer for these young children would not be possible if not for the teamwork of library personnel Ms. Florentina Go, Ms. Ellamae Valenzuela, and Ms. Lan Chen Chu with the teachers Mr. Ulysses Yu, Ms. Yee Hoa Lee, and Mr. Lance Pineda.
Above the fun the students experienced, what the parents valued the most in conclusion of the summer classes are the improvement of the kids’ Chinese language proficiency, understanding of the Chinese values and history, and the cultivation of a positive attitude through the help of lessons they will bring with them as they become responsible citizens of the country.