OverviewTeachers, you won't have to rack your brain trying to think of ways to keep your students motivated! Chinese Treasure Chest is an unprecedented collection of ready-to-use games, songs, craft projects, delightfully illustrated student worksheets and teacher-directed activities to help elementary students learn Chinese as a foreign language. This imaginative teaching resource (two-volume set) contains hundreds of reproducible pages of activities designed around themes in the elementary curriculum and organized into 12 monthly sections to fit the school year. Volume 1 covers September to December. Themes include Introduction, Greetings, Numbers, Family, Telling Time, Parts of the Body, Food, Colors, School, Hobbies, Animals, Weather and Feelings. Students learn the Chinese language and culture through games, songs, crossword puzzles, cut-outs, picture cards, TPR activities, role-play, chants and conversations. Also included are seasonal activities to help students celebrate special events and holidays of each month. Each section begins with teacher notes that states the learning objectives and difficulty level of each activity, and offers suggestions on how to implement an activity to get the best results. Chinese Treasure Chest is a joint effort of three experienced Chinese teachers, and encapsulates their years of teaching experience and innovative approaches to teaching young children. It will make the classroom experience more fun, more enriching and more rewarding for teachers and students alike! Presented in Simplified Character, Pinyin and English. Ages 5+.