Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Chinese New Year Music and Assembly

We have an upcoming Chinese New Year Assembly that I've been planning with our librarian at school and I'm truly so excited! We're doing some relay races (with "dragon eggs") and brooms (sweeping the old year out) and I'm teaching the fourth graders a fan dance and lantern dance to perform. We're also having a couple contests; orange peeling contest (who can peel the longest peel), a Chinese fortune cookie eating contest and a firecracker contest ( 4 kids stomping on bubble wrap). We have a song that I've written and we're going to read a book with a repeating stanza that I'm going to add a melody to and I am truly so excited to do something that will not only be meaningful and memorable but fun, too! Not always an easy combination!