The school where I work, Al Irsyad Satya, is not a Chinese school, but we teach the students many cultures so they can appreciate each culture equally. Approaching February, I introduced them the culture of Chinese new year.
Last year, I arranged this project for my Primary 2 students. They love it, and their junior (Primary 1 by then) asked me to arrange the same project for them. I told them to wait until they are in Primary 2.
Each time they meet me in the art room, each time they saw the previous work of these Chinese dragons, they would ask me about my promise to give them the assignment. Okay, kids… I’ll give the assignment at the beginning of 2011, all right? To make it close to the Chinese New Year event. When your little hands can manage for this such ‘hard work’, we will do it for sure.
This year, it’s their time to working on this project. They are so eager about it. Copying the pattern (I got it from one edition of Art Attack) on to construction paper, coloring it. They love it.
When its time for them to cut it, ooh… they don’t like it, though all of them are struggling to do it by themselves. Neat or not, its their own work.
Let’s glue the head to the body, and in the other end, glue the tail to it. Later, we will spray a layer of clear paint, and put a pair of stick to it to complete the Chinese Dragon. My students will love to play with it. 🙂