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Lion Dancer
Old 01-22-2008, 07:13 PM

I forget the author. It is the story of a little boy growing up in Chinatown and how he celebrates the Chinese New Year with his family. LOVE LOVE LOVE this book. I teach first by the way.

It has great photographs of the lion dance. Not sure where I got it but I have a mask of a lion that they color in and decorate with tissue paper. We eat fortune cookies (from our local Chinese restaurant) (I have a colleague who makes fried rice with her group)

At the end of the book, there is a Chinese zodiac. their HW is to find out what year everyone in their households were born in.

I have another colleague that makes lanterns.

One of our Kindergarten classes last year "made" a lion dancer and paraded around the school. They basically had the kids paint old sheets.

Another K class had them make paper plate masks of the year we were in. They were very cute.

Oriental trading has the red envelopes (for the lucky money) if you are interested.

At the end of the day, we parade around the school chanting "Gung Hey Fat Choy"

Here's another website resources.

Hope these were helpful,
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