Chinese Culture Comes Alive in Class

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Robbins Lane Elementary School third-grade classes participated in an interactive workshop about Chinese culture provided by singer/songwriter Patricia Shih. As an extension to the curriculum, Shih performed original songs that incorporated Chinese words, used hand gestures to lead students in movement and conducted a game in which students identified Chinese artifacts. Shih shared stories, history and known superstitions of China

Students had the opportunity to play instruments dressed as characters from Shih’s stories. As a finale, all of the students took part in the traditional ribbon and lion dances in celebration of the upcoming Chinese New Year.