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Counting Money for Red Envelopes: A Chinese New Year Tradition
Counting Money for Red Envelopes: A Chinese New Year Tradition
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Counting Money for Red Envelopes: A Chinese New Year Tradition
“Gong Xi Fa Cai, Hong Bao Na Lai!” This means "Happy New Year, Give me my red envelope!" Students will count coins and write the value all while learning about the Chinese New Year tradition of handing out red envelopes filled with money.
1st grade
Math
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Tangrams: An Ancient Chinese Puzzle
Tangrams: An Ancient Chinese Puzzle
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Tangrams: An Ancient Chinese Puzzle
How do you build spatial reasoning, critical thinking, and problem solving skills while doing something that is fun? With tangrams! In honor of Chinese New Year, this lesson introduces your students to the Chinese puzzle of tangrams.
Kindergarten
Math
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Retelling of The Monkey King: A Famous Chinese Story
Retelling of The Monkey King: A Famous Chinese Story
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Retelling of The Monkey King: A Famous Chinese Story
In honor of Chinese New Year, share with your students a famous Chinese story called *The Monkey King*. Students will practice their comprehension skills as they retell the story, identifying what happens in the beginning, middle, and end.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
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It's Time to Celebrate the Chinese New Year!
It's Time to Celebrate the Chinese New Year!
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It's Time to Celebrate the Chinese New Year!
Celebrating the Chinese New Year is fun for family and friends! Use this lesson to teach your students some of the holiday's traditions and events as they practice solving word problems, which involve time and all four math operations.
3rd grade
Math
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My Chinese Zodiac Animal
My Chinese Zodiac Animal
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My Chinese Zodiac Animal
Are you similar to your Chinese zodiac animal? In this lesson, your students will learn about their zodiac animal and write about an example from their life that captures a time when they displayed traits similar to their zodiac animal.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
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Chinese New Year’s Great Money Count
Chinese New Year’s Great Money Count
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Chinese New Year’s Great Money Count
During the Chinese New Year, giving red envelopes full of money is a custom that symbolizes good luck. Use this lesson to teach your students about holiday traditions as they practice counting money.
2nd grade
Math
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"Fu" for You (Good Fortune for You)
"Fu" for You (Good Fortune for You)
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"Fu" for You (Good Fortune for You)
What do red envelopes, pomelos, and water narcissus flowers have in common? They all bring good fortune during the Chinese New Year! In this lesson, students will write about someone to whom they would like to grant good fortune.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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