Thursday, January 3, 2013

Chinese New Year Centers & a Freebie!


Chinese New Year!
Grab your egg rolls and chopsticks!  
2nd Grade is celebrating Chinese New Year!

   Head out to your local Chinese Restaurant and ask for a donation of menus and chopsticks. The one I went to was even nice enough to give me fortune cookies for my class.  I put it all together in the fun centers below.  

Chinese New Year is celebrated on February 10th this year.  It is the year of the SNAKE!
Below you will find some of my centers for the week!



Click the poster below to grab a FREE copy!


In this center, centers students will use the pictured charts hung on the wall to learn how to use chopsticks.  They will then choose items from the tub and estimate how many tries it will take them to pick up the object with their chopsticks.  (Sorry the pictures on the wall are not showing.)  They then record the number of times.  I am using notebook paper for a recording sheet because it saves on copies.  It is also good for them to get used to recording data for 3rd grade.  I am also planning on having them take their chopsticks to lunch to practice:)

In May I Take Your Order, student use menus from local Chinese Restaurants to take the order of 3 students in the classroom.  


I just added some strips of paper for my students to use.  They loved taking their orders and I added calculators so that they could total the amount due.  It was so cute to watch 2nd graders really play restaurant. 

You can more activites for these fun centers in my Let's Celebrate Chinese New Year Mini Unit!
  Just click below:)   



Be sure to head over and check out what my Bloggin Buddy Hilary Lewis has in store for the New Year!  
You can join in on some real fun! 
She is ringing in the New Year with a {Give Away Linky Party}.  If you are interested in joining in and adding a product I encourage you click the {button below}.  It is going to be major fun and there will be a winner for a kindergarten, 1st grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, and 6th grade teacher! They will each receive a flash drive filled with goodies!  
You can add your items until January 6th!



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