Celebrating Chinese New Year in Grade One

Celebrating Chinese New Year in Grade OneCelebrations is one of the grade one social studies units and is a focus throughout the school year. Students learn why we have celebrations, the common elements of celebrations, and how the way we celebrate changes over time and place.

We have studied how New Year is celebrated in several different countries: Rosh Hashanah in Israel, New Year (Jan. 1st) around the world, Korean New Year, and Chinese New Year.

On January 26th the Chinese families in grade one prepared activities to teach the students about Chinese New Year. The parents in 1B decorated the classroom with beautiful red lanterns and signs wishing everyone good luck in the New Year. Then the students were given the opportunity to practice writing Chinese characters and to decorate the windows with traditional paper cutting designs. The parents also helped the students make dumplings, a traditional Chinese dish. They were delicious.

All of the students had a wonderful time learning about Chinese New Year. We would like to thank all of the grade one parents that organized this event and those that volunteered their time to help the students with the activities. It was a special event for everyone.

The grade one students are now ready to compare and contrast the different New Year celebrations they have been learning about.

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Shekou International School was established in 1988. It is dedicated to meeting the diverse educational needs of the expatriate community. SIS is an international school with an American- based curriculum. The school is governed by International Schools Services (ISS) of Princeton, New Jersey.

We offer a rigorous academic program to meet parents' high expectations. We have state-of-the-art facilities and cater to learners from nursery through high school. A rich mix of academics, athletics, and activities delivered by a world-class faculty ensure maximum learning for students.

The Elementary School and Nursery campuses are located in our Mountainside and Parkside buildings, in the beautiful Jing Shan residential area. Middle and high school classes are housed in our Bayside campus, which is adjacent to the Coastal Rose Garden residential complex.

Our high school offers a rigorous college preparatory program. SIS is an International Baccalaureate World School currently offering the IB diploma program to grade 11 students. The program will begin for grade 12 students in August 2011.

The language of instruction is English for all classes, with the exception of proficiency- leveled Mandarin classes. Additionally, SIS offers the French National Curriculum in grades K-5 in which the language of instruction in academic subjects is French.

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