Friday, January 31, 2014

Today's Lesson: Chinese New Year

We are taking a break from our American Revolution series to celebrate the Chinese New Year! Luckily the interwebs has TONS of great educational resources for FREE! 
This website has free printables for math and reading comprehension as well as fun stuff like crossword puzzles. You don't need to log in to print, simply download. Want to learn about silkworms? You can download this sheet for younger kids.  The kids can decorate their own poster, to welcome in the new year.  Read about the origins of the Chinese Zodiac with this online book. This year we are celebrating the year of the horse, print your coloring sheet here.
The kids can also find their animal and what it means, then color their animal sign.

Make your own word bingo cards and play, and great way to practice with beginning readers.  Paper lanterns are a fun and easy craft, and make great decorations!

Make some Sesame Soy Noodles for lunch and eat them with chopsticks. Don't know how to use chopsticks? This worksheet shows you how and teaches proper etiquette.

Have Fun Learning!