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January Computer Lab Activities:
Martin Luther King Jr.'s Birthday
Reading and Writing Activities:
Writing with Writers
"Louder Than a Clap of Thunder"*
by Jack Prelutsky.
Use Microsoft Power Point to create your presentation so that we can follow along.
Word Games and Puzzles
Winter Games and Activities
CHINESE NEW YEAR
Sun nien fai lok!
Chinese New Year is one of the largest, most colorful holidays celebrated in China. This year, it begins on January 23rd. Chinese New Year is not the same day every year because it follows the lunar calendar. Because the lunar calendar changes with the phases on of the moon, Chinese New Year can fall anytime between the end of January to the end of February. The New Year is celebrated from the first New Moon until the next New Moon 15 days later.
During the Chinese New Year celebrations people have large family dinners, dragon dances, and lantern festivals. Firecrackers are often used to celebrate. They welcome in the new year and wish for good luck as they say farewell to the past year. Many decorations are red because it is considered a lucky color in Chinese culture.
Lai See is the custom of giving money in a red envelope to children and young adults. In Hong Kong, it is typical to only give new bills as Lai See. Some people line up at banks to get the new bills.
Enjoy these Chinese New Year Games!