Showing posts from February 15, 2015

Chinese New Year-The Year of the Goat!

HAPPY CHINESE NEW YEAR!!!!! I truly appreciate the Chinese culture and am always looking for a way to incorporate various findings into my library. This week we're celebrating the new year! You'll find below an Education Board that I created using Discovery Education's Board Builder ; as long as you have an account, you can login and watch the embedded videos. Be sure to watch the adorable video about a Rocky Mountain goat...she gives birth at the top of the mountain...see what happens! Here's the truly hilarious (and homely made) shadow puppet play that I did with my fabulous and supportive colleague, Mr. Michael Davenport! It's appropriate for grades 2nd-5th. Also, I paired this activity with National Geographic Kids Digital Book, Celebrate Chinese New Year With Fireworks, Dragons, and Lanterns Otto, Carolyn. Washington, DC: National Geographic Society, 2009. 36 pp. Lastly, I couldn't forget my wonderful video about The Story of Nian, a