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Grade level is doing an Asian/Chinese theme this year and I'm completely clueless with this theme...NEED HELP with catchy titles for my welcome back bb, classroom jobs, attendance, student work bb, general class info. bb, and also any ideas on classroom decor.


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Not sure I can be much help, but lady bugs are considered good luck along with dragons. Kites are also a popular motif. Panda bears would be fun to use as well.
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fortune cookies
fortune cookie sayings
fans
pandas
bamboo trees (You could make them out of bamboo fishing poles.)
paper lanterns
chopsticks

Is there a website where you can write your student's names in English, and they then get written in Chinese? Maybe you could also write "Welcome to Third Grade" in English for a display, but also write it in Chinese.

Oriental Trading Company...Chinese New Year items
http://www.orientaltrading.com/ui/se...7fc0b675cafe3p
I love the glitter fish on the first page at this site.

Upstart website-cool dragon
http://www.highsmith.com/upstart/search/dragon/

Party City website-Chinese New Year
http://www.partycity.com/product/chi...ty+supplies.do

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I would try to use it as an educational opportunity to teach your students about the different Asian cultures. Can each classroom pick one?

Some possible symbols for some of the countries:
China-lucky money, cherry blossoms (or fans, lanterns, dragons)
Japan-origami, Manga cartoons
Korea-kimchi
Thailand-Elephants, wats
etc.

By the way, Fortune cookies were invented in the United States.
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Many, many thanks for the wonderful ideas...I knew proteachers wouldn't let me down!!


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China Resources
Have a look here to get started:
http://www.chinapage.org/china.htmlCallogtaphy

Think of Language /Calligraphy( could you get someone to give a demo?) , Proverbs, Fables, Festivals and Celebrations,Lanterns, Fireworks, Nature( Panda Bamboo), art/ scrolls/Flag/ clothing/silk/fans, Chinese opera/music / food ( could you make some rice or noodle foods? fortune cookies?) / Abacus/ Tangrams...


A board could have the heading: Confucius say.....


It's still the Chinese year of the dragon and the attached lanterns look great when colored and hung in the room.

Anothern lantern:
http://www.crayola.com/free-coloring...coloring-page/

Write your name in Chinese Characters:
http://www.mandarintools.com/chinesename.html

Make a great Chinese dragon:
http://www.topmarks.co.uk/ChineseNew...eseDragon.aspx

Tangrams
Grandfather Tang's Story ( children make the pictures from tangram pieces as you read):
http://www.teachnet-lab.org/ps101/ch...randfather.htm

Tangram online activities (suit IWB)
http://www.teachers.ash.org.au/jmres...e/tangram.html

Chinese fortune cookies (online)
http://www.primarygames.com/holidays...okie/start.htm

Make you own paper fortune cookies , tracing a CD, with some double sided tape:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iynMa8BBcFI


Chinese New Year Games (Online)
http://pbskids.org/sagwa/games/countdown/index.html

Silk Road interactive:
http://virtuallabs.stanford.edu/silkroad/SilkRoad.html
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File Type: doc Chinese Dragon Lantern first school.doc (68.5 KB, 7 views)

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Chinese clothes to dress foam body shapes:
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Year of the dragon bookmarks:
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Year of the Dragon Poster
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Tangrams A-Z: Seven Little Wonders. Try making these using all seven pieces each time (note: the pieces should be colored the same on both sides as you need to flip some to make the pictures):
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WOW, WOW, WOW!!!!!! LOVE ALL of you ideas and THANKS for sharing your wonderful resources and files with me... I am already thinking of a two headed dragon we can hang on our ceiling for our two adjoining hallways in 3rd grade!!! You've really given me somewhere to actually start, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!!
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Here's the link again that I posted previously, without the spelling mistake
http://www.chinapage.org/china.html
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