Happy Chinese New Year! Chinese New Year is celebrated on January 31, 2014, so this week will are reading stories all about this special holiday.
Do you know what year this will be? The year of the horse!
Our books this week:
My First Chinese New Year (Karen Katz)
D is for Dragon Dance (Ying Chang Compestine)
Bringing in the New Year (Grace Lin)
Each of these stories describes how families celebrate Chinese New Year in their home or community. One important part of the Chinese New Year celebration is the dragons. We will celebrate with the dragons through a flannelboard rhyme.
Five Red Dragons
5 red dragons making such a roar,
One danced away, and then there were 4.
4 red dragons dancing around a tree,
One danced away, and then there were 3.
3 red dragons dancing around you,
One danced away, and then there were 2.
2 red dragons dancing in the sun,
One danced away, and then there was 1.
1 red dragon, having lots of fun,
He danced away, and then there were none!
We will also act like dragons using a rhyme much like Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear. And we’ll sing like dragons in If You’re A Dragon and You Know It.
We also have a craft this week. Of course, we’ll be making dragons!
Happy New Year!