NI HAO! Rock Scissors Cloth
For music educators interested in enriching their music curriculum with authentic world music, NI HAO! Sing and Chant Your Way to China!* presents nine authentic Chinese songs, chants, and games in an easily accessible format for teachers to use with their students pre-K to grade 5.
In this excerpt from NI HAO!, Dr. Chet-Yeng Loong shares her engaging percussion lesson Rock Scissors Cloth. In America, this game is commonly called Rock Paper Scissors. In China, children call it Rock Scissors Cloth.
*Copyright © 2016 by Impel Training. Used with permission.
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I wish I’d had this a couple of weeks ago. I just played this game with my students last week–but in English. I won’t see these students again, so I don’t get a do over. I’ll just have to use it with my new batch of kiddos!
What a wonderful lesson here from Chet-Yeng! As always the process is clear and thorough offering an authentic gem that will engage kids and is sure to bring joy to the class!
Xiexie. : )
Is there an audio recording of this? I wouldn’t want to mess up the pronunciation!
Yes, the motion and pronunciation are in the DVD and SMARTboard file.
I would love to see this book available as an eBook. If postage to Canada is $24, I’m certain it will be crazy expensive to get it sent to Australia!
Would love a pronunciation guide for the Chinese.
Yes, the audio and video are available in the SMARTboard and DVD.
I purchased the book a few weeks ago and audio and video files on the DVD are great! SMART board files are also included. And it is interactive and very easy to use.
This is one of many charming, easy to teach activities in the book. Pronunciation models are provided on the accompanying SMART Board files. The teacher can learn the Chinese words right along with the children. The book is useful for general music, classroom, and Chinese language teachers. Provides a great way to enjoy traditional Chinese repertoire, while actually learning to speak Chinese.
a school in my area has a Chinese, Spanish ,and German teachers trying to teach PE, Music and Art in their respective languages and have no understanding of Orff, Kodaly or any music literacy.
What other sources are available
This is an excellent resource for the General Music classroom! The cultural video is an excellent balance of historic China and modern day. The lessons were a huge success in my classroom and I appreciate the Orff arrangement extensions. Thank you for the fabulous resource!