Chinese Literature can be learned in different forms and activities such as reading and appreciation of Chinese Idioms, Chinese Tang Poetries, and stories with moral lessons. Art activities such as coloring, origami, and creating Mother and Father’s Day greeting cards also ignited their interest in art.
Presentations in the form of short plays, story-telling, narration, and song interpretation were also done as part of the classes.
In addition, some self-care skills they learned may be used for their everyday living. Overall, they also learned and improved their Chinese Language, particularly Mandarin and Fookien.
Dr. Lucio C. Tan, Mrs. Carmen K. Tan, and Ms. Fe Chen-Urdaneta graced the culmination program and graduation rites on July 7, 2019 where all students presented short plays, story-telling, narration, singing, and song interpretation with all presentations done in Mandarin. Parents were also present to witness their child’s performances.
Without the guidance of teachers Mr. Ulysses Yu, Ms. Yee Hoa Lee and library personnel Ms. Florentina Go and Ella Mae Valenzuela, the summer class would not be possible. They were also glad to have taken part in making the students’ summer vacation worthwhile.
The parents, on the other hand, observed that their children improved their Chinese Language proficiency and had a deeper understanding about Chinese history, culture, and values. They were also happy to see that the students had equal chances of performing on stage, may it be acting or singing, which they cannot experience during regular school.
Most importantly, the students were satisfied to have spent their time learning while at the same time met new friends coming from different schools. It is not only through books that they learn, but also in meeting other people.