The first grade explored cultural diversity with a unit that focused on China. They listened to Chinese folktales like Lon Po Po and The Emperor’s Kite. After reading Grandfather Tang’s Tangrams they made their own characters from a tangram puzzle. They learned to find China on the continent of Asia. The girls tried their hands at Chinese writing by printing their names in Chinese characters. They created a “Great Wall” of facts about China. Their unit culminated in a celebration of the Chinese New Year. The girls learned about many of the traditions that Chinese practice during their New Year. They tried Chinese food, and received Lei See or lucky red envelopes. Parent volunteers came in and led the girls in two fun Chinese themed crafts! Mrs. Delaney shared a presentation based on her own trip to China. The unit was educational and a lot of fun! Here are some photos of tangrams, names in chinese and lanterns that the girls created throughout their unit.
Photo Credit: Mrs. Long