Category Archives: Chinese New Year

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 Dancing Dragon”

In addition to music and videos to learn about Chinese New Year, I have been reading a book called The Dancing Dragon.  This book talks about cleaning, red scrolls, cymbals, gongs, singing songs, masks, lion dance, dragon dance, and the parade. … Continue reading

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Chinese New Year Song

All students learned the first part of the Chinese New Year song.  This week, Post Oak and Laurel Oak students are learning the second part and singing the entire song.  In the first half of the song, we sing “Gong … Continue reading

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Write Chinese Words: “Happy New Year”

              Last week, the Mustangs and the Heroes asked to learn how to write Chinese words.  Writing Chinese can be difficult for an untrained eye or a non-artist.  The spacing, lines, dashes, and location of … Continue reading

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Dragon Coloring Page: Yellow, Blue, Green, Red!

                            After developing a hoarse voice from all the cheering and talking at the Gala, I planned some dragon activities that did not require too much vocal use on … Continue reading

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