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Second graders learn about China!

  On Tuesday, January 8th, World in Our Backyard came to Kensington and taught the 2nd Grade about China. We all learned a lot of new and interesting facts about China. For example, in China people use silk from cocoons to make clothes. Most people in China ride bikes instead of cars. People eat all kinds of food with chop sticks. Bamboo is used to build bridges, houses, and furniture because it is very strong. I also learned that the capital of china is Beijing. In Beijing, there is a McDonalds. Did you know that toys, stuffed animals, bikes, and cars are all made in China? Did you know that King Chin was the first emperor and that he got his name because he was always wondering something?
My favorite part of the field trip was when we listened to the legend about Nian. Nian was a very scary dragon who lived in the mountains. He always came out on the Chinese New Year. He was afraid of loud noises and the color red, so the people decorated their houses with red and make loud noises to keep him away. No one ever saw Nian again!

 

Written by: by Ally Berlin, second grade student
Posted: Jan 21, 2013 by Rachel Clarke

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