In Australia we celebrate special people for their values and for their big achievements with the Australian of the Year Awards. Read about them on this website. http://www.australianoftheyear.org.au/
Sometimes we celebrate things that are not big wins or a huge success. They are still special because of the WAY those people acted and the special values they lived up to. Watch this video clip of Eric the Eel. Answer this question: Why did everybody celebrate and cheer this achievement when it was so slow for an Olympic swimming event? What was it about Eric and the way he acted that made people cheer and celebrate? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3zjCc_VyxM4
This is the video clip for the group working with the teacher in inquiry this week. You will be recording the commentary for an exciting race.
This slideshow has pictures of Chinese lanterns as well as pictures taken at a Lantern Festival.
Here is a video clip where you can see Chinese Dragons and Chinese Lions dancing just as they do for Chinese New Year. Listen to the Chinese music. What instruments can you hear?
You will be reading the story of Matariki and then completing a storymap.