Tag Archives: Chinese New Year

Year of the Dog Grade 2

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I always like to teach my students about other cultures and celebrations. I think learning about other cultures helps us to create better relationships and allows us to understand others better.

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At my school, we have a yearly Heritage Night and last year, we had a great Chinese New Year celebration. This year, is the Year of the Dog.

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I showed the students images of dogs and we talked about how all breeds look pretty similar with their snout, their eyes and their nose. We also talked about their differences-coat textures, colors, size, and breed.61173484.jpg

I showed students how to make a basic dog face and then left them to create their own dog their own way. Amazing what they came up with!

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Year of the Dog Grade 4

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I love the animals of Chinese New Year and I always try to come up with something fun.

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For 4th graders, I had them cut circles from white construction paper, and silhouettes of dogs from black construction paper.

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They added patterns to the circles and put theirĀ  dog silhouette on top. I found silhouettes of dogs online that they could refer to.

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Year of the Monkey: Sock Monkey

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For Chinese New Year, we did a lot of Monkeys. This is what the Kindergarten students created.

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I brought in a few sock monkeys and we looked at others on the internet.

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We started with a guided drawing in black crayon and they painted them however they wanted to.

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Not bad for a 30 minute lesson!