Panda Class

Welcome to our 2017-2018 Panda Class!

Happy Chinese New Year!

We talked about the Chinese zodiac animals and learned about the race that determined the order of the animals that make up the Chinese zodiac. We also talked about the origins of the Chinese New Year and the monster, Nián (meaning year) who used to scare all the villagers every new moon. As tradition goes, we wore red and made our own drums to create loud noise in order to scare off Nián.

Moon Festival Festivities

Learning About the Story Behind the Moon Festival
Making Paper Lanterns

Dear Parents, 

Welcome to the new school year! My name is Rachel Fullin (Gao Lao Shi to students) and I am the teacher for the Goshen Lane/Royal Manor Panda class. This is my second year teaching Chinese with Gahanna-Jefferson school, and I am very excited to be teaching a new group of students. Previously, I taught at both Lincoln Elementary and Blacklick Elementary. I graduated from Miami University with a degree in Chinese language and culture. In addition to studying Chinese, I have had the opportunity to travel to China and experience the language and culture first-hand. 

In our classroom, we will be utilizing Class Dojo as our main form of classroom management. Throughout the year, students will be able to earn rewards both individually and as a class for reaching specific point goals. I have sent out invitations to join our class dojo so you may follow what we are doing in class and how your student is progressing.

When it comes to teaching Chinese, I like to use various tools such as songs, videos, games, etc. to create interactive environments for students to study Chinese. For example, students will learn songs to help them study numbers, colors, and greetings.In addition, I like to connect popular culture students are familiar with to what students are learning in class at the time. 

As a reminder, Chinese class takes place from 7:15 to 7:35 on Mondays and Wednesdays. For those students attending Royal Manor, I will walk them to the bus after class. In the event of poor weather, please be sure to check the news for any delays or closings. If school is delayed that morning, there will be no Chinese class for 2nd grade. 

If you have any questions, concerns or tips for me to help your child learn, please do not hesitate to contact me at:


Rachel Fullin
Chinese Instructor 

September Goals
  • 4 tones of Chinese
  • Count in Chinese from 1-10
  • Basic greetings
  • Teacher/Student greeting
  • Asking and answering questions about names
  • Introduction to an abacus
  • Culture: capital, travel distance and transportation

Jefferson Elementary

Welcome to Our 2016-2017 Panda Class!!

My name is  Xiaoli Doty, the Chinese Teacher of Panda Classes 2015-16 at Chapelfield Elementary School.

I started to teach Chinese eight years ago. This is my sixth year work with Gahanna-Jefferson Public Schools. I taught High Point Elementary School, Lincoln Elementary School, Jefferson Elementary School, Blacklick Elementary, Middle School South, Middle School West and Lincoln High School in the past five years. I will teach Panda class at Chapelfield Elementary School this year.

Panda Class will meet every Monday and Wednesday, 7:20-7:50.

We've met several times in the past two weeks, I am pleased to have your child in my class and we spend a wonderful time together!

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I am very excited to work with your child and help them to learn more Chinese and have fun time!

Xiaoli Doty

Chinese Teacher

Here's the Chinese we practiced in the classroom (You may ask your child to say it to you to help them review):

Let's sing this 'Shuzi ge" (Number song).

Shuzi Ge (Number song)

1, 2, 3, 3, 2, 1,
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
2, 3, 4, 4, 3, 2,
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

I can count to 10 in Chinese and I can count with my fingers as well.

Counting numbers: 1-20 flashcard.

YouTube Video

Count numbers with A-Bu piggy

A-Bu Counting numbers


Let's sing "Shuzi Ge" (Number song).

Shuzi Ge (Number song)


I can count to 10 in Chinese and I can use my fingers to count.