Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Gung Hay Fat Choy!
Third grade created Chinese New Year dragon heads to celebrate the New Year. We read about the Chinese culture and watched a bit of a Chinese New Year parade on the SmartBoard. We talked about symmetry and how to create symmetry within their artwork. I play a CD that has traditional and contemporary Chinese music to inspire the students as they are creating. Once the heads are completed we have a parade through the K/1 hallway. The students not only have a great time creating their dragon heads, but gain an appreciation of another culture and how they celebrate their holiday.