(Fall Semester, 2017)
08/27 Nursery Rhyme 1- 拔萝卜 Pulling the Radishes (PR)- Introduction
09/10 PR Lyrics study and practice
09/17 PR Lyrics study and practice
09/24 PR Sing- along
10/01 PR Sing and perform
10/08 Moon Festival Celebration - No class. Meet at event site.
10/15 Nursery Rhyme 2- 泥娃娃 Muddy Doll (MD) Intro
10/22 MD Lyrics study and practice
10/29 MD Sing- along
11/05 Nursery Rhyme 3- 小毛驴 Little Donkey (LD) Intro
11/12 LD Lyrics study and practice
11/19 LD Sing- along
12/03 Nursery Rhyme 4- 幸福拍手歌 If You Happy and You Know it (IYHK) Intro
12/10 IYHK Lyrics study and practice
01/07 IYHK Sing- along
Cultural content (nursery rhymes) listed above for two beginner classes only. Full list of cultural content for intermediate youth group is to be announced.
Here at Mei Hua, we use curriculum developed by Better Chinese. Additionally, children are introduced classic Chinese nursery rhymes or ancient poetry to enhance their learning experiences that are culturally relevant and developmentally appropriate. The factor of hands-on-learning is reflected in the making or performing of a key Chinese character in each lesson in the form of an arts-and-crafts project.