Third graders at Shaw Avenue Elementary School in Valley Stream District 30 rang in the Lunar New Year with an individualized art exercise courtesy of the Long Island Children’s Museum.
A guest of the Children’s Museum visited Jan Granger’s class to open the curtain on the many traditions associated with the Lunar New Year, including a large celebration in China. A common tradition is a jovial parade, featuring dancers donning dragon costumes covered in a multitude of colors. Students were given a paper plate with the face of a dragon, which they decorated with feathers, streamers, cotton balls, and markers. Students showed off their individualized dragons as they danced in the classroom.