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Happy Lunar Chinese New Year!

2017 is the Year of the Rooster, and students celebrated by exploring Chinese culture through a ton of activities. From Mathematics and History to P.E. and World Languages, every department took part commemorating the most important traditional holiday in China.

  • British International School of Chicago, South Loop | Private School Chicago
  • British International School of Chicago, South Loop | Private School Chicago
  • British International School of Chicago, South Loop | Private School Chicago
  • British International School of Chicago, South Loop | Private School Chicago
  • British International School of Chicago, South Loop | Private School Chicago
  • British International School of Chicago, South Loop | Private School Chicago
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  • British International School of Chicago, South Loop | Private School Chicago
  • British International School of Chicago, South Loop | Private School Chicago
  • British International School of Chicago, South Loop | Private School Chicago
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  • British International School of Chicago, South Loop | Private School Chicago
  • British International School of Chicago, South Loop | Private School Chicago

In Nursery and Reception, the children devoured traditional Chinese foods like noodles, pot stickers and egg rolls. Yum! Meanwhile, Year 1 created Chinese dragon puppets and showcased their designs in a parade. Dragons are an essential symbol of Chinese culture, representing power and strength. Students in Year 5 and 7 also got crafty, painting the beautiful cherry blossom trees that grow in regions of China near the sea. Year 2 discovered the Chinese Zodiac and identified the animal that represents their birth year, while Year 8 students learned how to use the Chinese multiplication method. Check out photos of all these activities above!

Here are some other activities that went on:

  • Design & Technology: Chinese wood art
  • Music: Listening and playing Chinese music
  • Information & Communication Technology: The history of Chinese technology
  • Physical Education: Chinese sports like hacky sack
  • World Languages: Mandarin lessons by students
  • Geography: Exploration of the geography of China
  • History: Diving into the roots of Chinese New Year
  • English: Chinese myths and legends
  • Science: Fireworks and color

What fantastic opportunities for students to learn about Chinese tradition and culture. Many thanks to the Multicultural Committee for its help organizing the celebration.

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