Loving Tree Academy courses are carefully selected by experienced teacher to accommodate children of different ages and academic development, including the following:
Chinese: pinyin, simplified Chinese, Mandarin, Chinese writing, Chinese speech
Math: basic concepts and operations, word problems, Oympic math, logical thinking
English: Homework, English writing, public speech, GATE Training
Culture: Chinese historical stories, fairy tales, social reports etc.
Science: nature, astronomy, animals and plants, scientific tips, small experiments
Art and Craft: drawing, small crafts
PE: aerobics, jump rope, soccer, basketball, badminton, games etc.
Loving Tree Electives
In recent years, the interest and need of learning Chinese has been increasing in U.S. society. Despite the large number of institutions that offer such content, not a lot of them actually achieved their goals. The reason being that most institutions offer Chinese character learning within text, which leads to low efficiency of learning new Chinese characters, and potentially student’s loss of interest in the language itself. Taking the uniqueness and biological development of children, Loving Tree Academy partnered with Li Si Chen Teaching and Education Team to develop a learning materai that’s specifically designed to meet the needs of learners in North America, which can help a zero-fundamental learner to achieve above-average level in Chinese considering reading and speaking.
This includes 3 textbooks, 3 readers, and 3 workbooks. Tong Meng Shi Zi helps students to learn 2000 common Chinese characters within two years, and it strengthens student’s learning via using fascinating poems and short story-based articles. During learning, this material also covers abundant traditional Chinese culture to evoke student’s learning interest and confidence.
Loving Tree Academy chose 《中文》edited by Jinnan University as Chinese teaching text book。This set of books requested by Oversea Chinese Affair Office of the State Council was edited according to the actual needs and characteristics of Europe and America students. A total of 52 volumes, including "Chinese" main textbook 12, Family Workbook 24 (divided into A, B album), 12 teachers teaching reference books, "Learn Pinyin" 1, "Learning Pinyin Workbook" 2 and "Learning Pinyin Teaching Reference" 1.
These books use "Chinese Proficiency Guideline and Grammatical Syllabus", "Chinese Proficiency Vocabulary and Grade Outline of Chinese Characters" and "Modern Chinese Characters Commonly Used Form" as the reference. The words, phrases, sentences and texts were scientifically arranged. It is progressively, gradually set up a home practice to apply students' knowledge, develop students' interest in learning and inspire students to think. The purpose of teaching is to enable students to improve Mandarin listening, speaking, reading and writing skills and lay a good foundation for further learning.
Loving Tree Academy uses mathematics textbooks from Singapore. Since the mid-1990s, the Mathematics Education in Singapore attracted world attention due to the students' outstanding performance in the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS). Singapore mathematics curriculum and textbook quality is esteemed internationally.
Many scholars even encourage American schools to adopt Singapore math textbooks, especially in elementary schools to improve the quality of math teaching in the United States. For example, Professor Sagher in the University of Illinois thinks that the Singapore mathematics textbook has trained student's mathematics ability and enable teacher instructing students to solve more challenging problems. In 2001, more than 140 schools in US use Singapore's math textbooks. US Ministry of Education also conducted a two year research to inspect whether this textbook could enhance the American student's academic result. In addition, India, Finland, Israel etc. near ten countries also use Singapore's math textbook as teaching material.
In 1997 the Singapore Ministry of Education proposed “Thinking Schools, Learning Nation" objective. The Singapore Elementary and middle schools mathematics program has manifested this idea. " The training of thinking skill must integrate mathematics concept with daily problem solving. Let the student describe, use and explain the thinking procedures."
Loving Tree Academy will introduce the astronomical, ocean, animals, plants, weather, human body, optical, electrical, chemical etc. natural science knowledge to cultivate children to study science and love science. Dr. David, the President of the Royal Society of chemistry in the United Kingdom Beijing Branch said that the sooner the child learns science the better. Younger children curiosity is strong. Encourage child scientific exploration, guide them analyze problems using scientific attitude can help them to establish a scientific and rigorous perspective.
Loving Tree Academy will guide the children to do their own scientific experiments. We will let the children see the results of the experiment, and then guide their analysis of the reasons. This has two major benefits: hand in the process can make their hands and brain work together and train them to carefully observe the problems and phenomena; on the other hand to do the experiment often need many people's cooperation, through such experiments can promote teamwork.
Chinese History and Culture
Loving Tree Academy will teach Chinese history and culture through a variety of teaching methods. Chinese culture has a long history, broad and profound. There have been many ancient cultures in the world, but most of them have been interrupted, unlike Chinese culture last for thousands of years. The unique features of the language, brilliant literature and art, philosophy full of wisdom, profound moral and ethical theory etc. together constitute the basic content of Chinese culture. China has a long history and cultural traditions, it almost include all aspects of life, including clothing, food, housing and walking, from the cultivation of the morality, self-improvement personal cultural value to political system of the country. Teaching Chinese cultural knowledge, help students to understand their enthnic roots and strengthen their self-confidence and leadership in this multi-culture country.
Loving Tree Academy pays special attention to physical exercise. We offer at least two PE classes a week including running, games, ball games, rope skipping, aerobics, etc.. It is well known that physical exercise is very important for children's physical and mental development. 1, Physical exercise can improve blood circulation. The movement of the skeleton provide a mechanical stimulation to promote bone growth. 2, Physical exercise increases muscle strength and strengthen the links in the brain center. 3, Sports can promote heart and lung function and speed up the metabolism. 4, Physical exercise can increase the children's gastrointestinal motility, increase appetite and nutrient absorption.
Art and Craft
Loving Tree Academy believes that art can inspire children's mind and plays an important role in education. Traditional education restrain children's to imagination, on the contrary, art can release children's creativity and the ability of all aspects. According to American children educator Dalene Joubert, art has ten important benefits on the development of children: 1.Creativity: Art encourage child innovation, learning and thinking in different angles. 2. Perseverance: Children need to try different ways to complete a project. 3. Concentration: Art creation is very attractive to children. Under the guidance of color and different materials, slowly cultivate the focus of children. 4. Delayed Gratification: Art needs a process to complete. Children see their works step by step to perfect. Emotional intelligence will be improved through the process.
Homework class include：school homework, Chinese and Math practice, composition。
First class：3:50 ----- 4:35
Second class：4:35 ----- 5:20
Third class：5:20 ----- 6:00