Chinatown, San Francisco
We wrapped up our Chinese New Year Unit this week & boy did the kids have a BLAST! I was also able to hit our Social Studies standards hard with this awesome theme. I began by showing them some short clips on youtube about Chinese New Year, including some footage on amazing Chinese parades. I showed them some pictures from a trip I took to Chinatown in San Francisco:
There were so many beautiful things to look at in this store. And I didn't know it at the time, but they don't allow people to take pictures in their store....whoops!!
I love the dragons....oh so colorful!!
I also found a clip of two Chinese school children singing a song in their language on youtube....my kids were really into it! We also located China & the United States on a map and did a simple compare and contrast activity.
We also made a Chinese New Year dragon and a lantern from Jennifer over at First Grade Blue Skies.
You can find her packet here on Teachers Pay Teachers.
I love the way they turned out!
We made lanterns and we discussed how the Lantern Festival marks the end of Chinese New Year celebrations.
We also did a quick math journal entry.
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