Category Archives: Chinese

Culture-in-Focus: China Party with Dragon Dances, Martial Arts, and Food!

“Look at my Chinese painting.”: R. Wranglers “You’re a ninja master!  You’re Tigress.”: T. Labs “Look, I’m using chopsticks!”: M. Heroes The Parish School culminated our ICATs Culture-in-Focus: China with a parade, food, activities, and performances with two parties.  In both Laurel Oak … Continue reading

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The Chinese Gong. (Crash!)

The Parish School celebrates the arrival of a its first gong!  As A. Bears say, “It’s a percussion instrument.”  He is correct!  This percussion instrument is a flat metal disc that is hit with a mallet.   This suspended gong vibrates … Continue reading

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Chinese Zodiac: What’s Your Animal?

Laurel Oak and Post Oak classes are learning the animals of the Chinese zodiac, finding out which animal correspond to their birth year, and the characteristics of the animal.  In this process, they learn about the twelve animals: rat, ox, … Continue reading

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Parish Lion Dancers

I am so excited to share that L. Heroes’ mother informed me that she had a lion head and books on Chinese New Year and China for the ICATs to borrow.  With the new books on my bookshelf and a … Continue reading

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Chinese Scrolls: Good Luck!

I have had several parents ask me this week about “the red paper with Chinese words” their student brought home.  Some students told their parents it was for good luck while some said they had no idea what it was. … Continue reading

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