Welcome to the 2015~2016 school year at Shanghai American School. My name is Sindy Shen. This is my 10th year in Shanghai American School. I’d like to welcome you and your child to the start of the new school year.
I teach the following levels this year:
Prekindergarten – Chinese Culture
Grade 1 – Advanced Level
Grade 2 – Advanced High Level
Grade 4 – Advanced High Level
Grade 5 – Intermediate High Level
We are going to have a busy and productive year, filled with exciting learning activities, school events and more. Throughout the year I will help your child to make progress in Chinese language learning. I am looking forward to working with you and your child this year.
In Chinese classes, everybody is expected to be respectful of themselves, others, time and school property at all times to demonstrate their best efforts in completing assignments, participating in discussions and activities, and performing to the best of their abilities.
You can expect your child to have Chinese homework when he/she has Chinese classes (except for Friday). The homework is not limited to written work; it can also be listening and speaking practice, and sometimes reading. It is expected that homework should be completed before the beginning of next Chinese class.
I expect students to come to class with the following items:
- The folder of Chinese course which has been provided
- Learning materials that are given in class
- Supplementary materials if that was provided
- Homework recording book if that was provided
I hope through my teaching, they will master some Chinese language skills, learn more about Chinese culture and use them in their daily life.
Should you have any questions and concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me at Sindy.Shen@saschina.org or come to see me in room 217A at your convenience.
You may also review my blog at: http://sites.saschina.org/sshen/