rosie nice story thanks alot for teaching me about china!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
BJ Neary nderful way to share all the students learned through hand-drawn pictures and photos. A great way for the 2nd grade students to express themselves and the end product is just stunning!
Mrs-Shorts Amazing project! I am inspired by your creativity!sound:Laugh
vanhookc awesome job mrs. vanhook and students! :) i hope to do more work like this. -- emily west
Kris Condon love it, love it - supreb work!sound:Laugh
Nancy DeFranco I learned things I never knew before, such as it being impolite to look a Chinese person in the eye. Thank you so much for sharing. This was truly beautiful and creative.
vanhookc It's fun to collaborate with others in learning!
Steve Evans What a great presentation! Thank you!
Megan Freel!! This is amazing!! I love the music and looking at the artwork and seeing what the SEP secondgraders learned and the pictures are all so beautiful!!! The artwork done by the secondgraders is also amazing!!
vanhookc Thank you flickr members for your Creative Commons pictures: Brian Yap, Brian Snelson, Dereck Bradley, and Steve Evans. We also appreciate Iowa AEA's subscription to Schools.Clipart.com for pictures.
vanhookc We hope you enjoy learning about the people, history, and customs of China. Nice work high schoolers assembling the show!
yewenyi I loved it, thanks for using my photos :-)
vanhookc Never look a Chinese person in the eye!
vanhookc Beautiful dresses
vanhookc The main drink in China is tea.
vanhookc Tea can be bought in bricks, disks, and loose bags. It was first used in China in 600 BCE as medicine and later as currency.
vanhookc The Great Wall of China took many years to build.
vanhookc The Great Wall of China is the only man made structure, on Earth, that is visible from the Moon.
vanhookc The construction began in 1474. It is made of earth, stone, and brick and rises and falls with the terrain of China.
vanhookc A terra cotta soldier
vanhookc The first emperor of China died in 210 BCE and was buried in a tomb guarded by 8000 soldiers and horses.
vanhookc The meanest Emperor of China was greedy. He said, "When I die, I will make soldiers guard me."
vanhookc Neat and clean market place
vanhookc The Chinese market in our classroom has kites, fans, food, rugs, and much more. Well done, second grade teachers! This learning activity rocks for the students of SE Polk!
vanhookc We hope you have enjoyed the journey with our little SEP butterflies and second graders to places we are studying in our SE Polk schools.
vanhookc Second graders from Ms. Joens, Johnson, and Wilson's classes at Willowbrook joined High School Book Club members to create a global travel book about China.
vanhookc "When we studied China, I learned that the Chinese think red is a lucky color."
vanhookc The high schoolers found precious pictures from flickr.com to help tell our story.
vanhookc Chinese people clean before Chinese New Year. They don't sweep out the door.
vanhookc Beautiful architecture
vanhookc The Chinese people clean their houses before Chinese New Year.
vanhookc Some of the pictures are from Schools.clipart.com, our school's database of pictures.
vanhookc On Chinese New Year, the children get red envelops that have money in them.
vanhookc The dragon is a creature often found in Chinese mythology.
vanhookc Chinese farmers found bones with strange carvings long ago which they named "dragon bones."
vanhookc Later, Chinese scholars discovered that the ancient carvings on the bones were an actual form of writing.
vanhookc Chinese dragons do not breathe fire; they actually bring rain in the spring, the opposite of fire. The dragon brings good luck.