The kindergarten teachers at our school often host a Chinese New Year parade at our school. The kindergartners parade through the hallways decked out in dragon masks and we cheer them on. If creating dragon masks from scratch sounds daunting, there is a mask template in the event kit. This would be a fun read aloud to add to that celebration, and the origami activity is one kids are sure to love. Plus, The Asian Pacific American Library Association named The Nian Monster a 2017-2018 honor book.
Activity Name: Interactive Storytime Kit and Origami Bookmark
Activity Description: Make a mask of the Nian monster to "feed" during story time, then make an origami bookmark of the monster that "chomps" on the page of your book!
Weekly Wall Recommendations
For the 2018-2019 school year, students will be choosing books to display on our classroom recommendation wall. The wall is a lending library. It showcases the various literature choices in the classroom, celebrates students' voices and choices, facilitates getting to know each other through our literature choices, and facilitates communication with the global learning community.