Chinese New Year Parade at La Joya Elementary School

Today, we have a guest blogger – Annie, a kindergarten teacher from La Joya Elementary School. You may recognize her name because her baby lion head was featured on this blog in 2013. This past Chinese New Year, she put the lion head in action! Enjoy the read!

“Last week, the kindergarten classes at our school had our Chinese New Year parade through the school. We had read some stories to learn about Chinese culture and the significance of Chinese New Year during the days leading up to the event. I brought in the lion head from my childhood (featured on this blog before!). We also borrowed some of Ryan’s child-size instruments for the parade. We had the kids decorate some red butcher paper to look like a dragon tail and we took out some other instruments to make some noise in the halls.

We had two separate parades with two classes. Some of the upper grades came out to watch us as we marched around the track. We also went through the office and through the halls with the afternoon group.

First group’s parade

First group’s dragon tail on the track

Lion leading the way

Second group’s parade

Second group’s lion leading the way

The kindergartners and other classes really enjoyed the parade! Although some aspects of our parade were nontraditional, I was glad I could share Chinese culture to my students.”

P.S. Happy Chinese New Year everyone! Sorry for the lack of updates.


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