Sunday, March 3, 2013

Year of the Snake

5th grade students at Riverside have been researching and learning about the Chinese New Year. After learning how to efficiently search online resources (this includes learning how to discern whether a website is trustworthy), students discovered this year is the year of the Snake. Students have learned about how certain Asian cultures celebrate the New Year, the history behind the celebration and how to make a few of the New Years decorations. Students thoughtfully wrote about their own New Year wishes and the preparation one may take to get ready for a year of positive changes.  After all this hard work, we will be having our own New Year celebration! Complete with oranges for good fortune, red envelopes with wishes placed inside and lanterns. Happy Chinese New Year!

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