Here is a peek into my ocean-themed classroom and some cool bulletin board hacks. We went to Chinatown to watch the parade and the dragons dance as the firecrackers popped. It contains 5 Text Placeholders and a Logo Placeholder. So to celebrate with my class, I go to my local Asian market to buy food items like New Year's cake, or nian gao, and decorations for the New Year celebration. 1–2, Fish is also traditionally served because the word "fish" in Chinese sounds like the word for luck and prosperity. I have rotated classroom themes between space, camping, and the West. Use these teaching resources to celebrate Lunar New Year, a 15-day international holiday honoring the beginning of a new lunar year. Happy Chinese Lunar New Year! In 2011, Kid Reporter Mimi Evans talked to San Francisco's first Asian American mayor, Ed Lee, about Chinese New Year. 3–5 I found an awesome clip art dragon mask outline from Copy Cat and used that as the inspiration for the rest of this mask. I also read The Cat and the Rat, which retells the legend of how the animals came to be on the zodiac. After everyone is done creating their masks and lanterns, we have a little parade around our room to festive Chinese drum music that I downloaded. Classroom Behavior: The Magic of The Secret Student, Election Day Extravaganza: No-Prep Lesson Plans, Back to School: Organizing and Using Parent Volunteers, Lunar New Year Activities and Teaching Resources, PreK–K, Scholastic operates on a unique model, proudly partnering with both Australian schools and major retailers. Do you want to know more about the Lunar New Year? The new Chinese lunar year, the Year of the Rabbit, begins on February 3, 2011. Chinese Lunar New Year is a holiday near and dear to my heart because it was a fun, festive, and grand celebration during my childhood years. Whether you turn this fun celebration into a day of fun or a two-week gala, the choice is up to you. The first twelve animals to cross the finish line would all have a year named after them in the zodiac as a prize. I choose two kids to carry the head and body to lead our procession. Children dressed in their new clothes and the house was cleaned from top to bottom. TM ® & © 2016 Scholastic Inc. All Rights Reserved. , Then each unmarried relative received a beautiful red envelope with money in it. No obligation or credit card is required. New January digi-flyers are available now! If you don't have a Chinese market near you, there are foods that you can get easily for your celebration. Red and gold were the dominate colors in the decorations in our household. Students explore a scrapbook to learn about the history and traditions of Christmas. Chinese New Year, also known as the 春节 (Chūn Jié) — Spring Festival or the Lunar New Year, is a massive festival celebrated in China and other Mandarin-speaking countries.It typically begins on the first new moon of the year, somewhere between January 21st and February 20th. I own a small dragon mask and body like the one that they use in the parades. Here are the instructions for the Chinese Lunar New Year lantern and banner from Scholastic Teachables. I love to share my familiy traditions and background with my students over the course of a week or so. Red symbolizes happiness, and gold symbolizes prosperity. The kids really get excited to be able to play with it during our mini parade. This story is a great introduction to the animals of the Chinese zodiac. London's Trafalgar Square and NewYork City's Times Square swarm with crowds of happy, noisy people. TM ® & © 2016 Scholastic Inc. All Rights Reserved. Thank you for joining me and my class in our Chinese Lunar New Year celebration. Chinese New Year Information for Kids | Facts about Chinese … Chinese Lunar New Year is a holiday near and dear to my heart because it was a fun, festive, and grand celebration during my childhood years. Each day has a special significance and focus. Nancy, View not found. All you have to do is copy and paste the URL into the first box, choose what type of file you want the video converted into, and submit your email address. Learn how to use the “Secret Student” trick to improve behavior and encourage students to respect others. New paper flyers will arrive in schools soon, dependent on your province’s return-to-school plans. 3–5, Chinese Lunar New Year lantern and banner. Lion Dancer Ernie Wan's Chinese New Year - Scholastic BIG BOOKS [Kate Waters, Madeline Slovenz-Low, Martha Cooper] on Amazon.com. , 9–12. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Toggle navigation. In 2018, Chinese New Year begins on February 16 and celebrates the Year of … Happy Chinese Lunar New Year! It's free and easy to use. Find books for your classroom library that will engage your readers without breaking the bank. There are tons of videos on YouTube that feature Lunar New Year celebrations that you can use in your classroom.