Chinese New Year

The Day of the Dragon
 Kathleen's Kindergarten Classroom  -- Blackfoot, Idaho

We are in the final days of The Year of the Dragon according to the Chinese calendar, so we had a day of dragon-based centers today.  

To build literacy skills we read If You Meet a Dragon by Joy Cowley (Wright Group), completed a dragon consonant substitution activity, and played a dragon segmenting game. 

To reinforce greater than/less than as well as review teen numbers, we played Dragon Squeeze. 

Students also designed Chinese dragons.

The Year of the Snake begins on February 10. In the next few days we will make Chinese hats and lanterns and play learning games from the Chinese New Year unit. Gung Hay Fat Choy!

We have a great packet featuring Chinese Themed Activities. Be sure to check it out! 
Gung Hay Fat Choy!