Presentation on theme: "BirthdayBirthday Celebrations in US & China Chen Fangfang."— Presentation transcript:
BirthdayBirthday Celebrations in US & China Chen Fangfang
Birthday Song happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you happy birthday dear _______ happy birthday to you how old are you now how old are you now how old are you ________ how old are you now Are you, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, (etc. the person responds when you reach their age) Happy birthday to you happy birthday to you, happy birthday dear __________ happy birthday to you Happy long life to you happy long life to you happy long life dear________ happy long life to you From good friends and true, From old friends and new, May good luck go with you, And happiness too. Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you happy birthday dear ________ happy birthday to you
Ice Break Ask 12 students then finish the chart!
Find your group! If your birthday is in the same month range 1- 2/3-4/5-6/7-8/9-10/11-12, you are in the same group now. (Do not use oral language!) Settle down. Discussion Time: What are the birthday celebrations in your family? Take notes in Venn Diagram-1.
CHINA: LONG NOODLES FOR LONGEVITY Chinese birthday tradition maintains that one should symbolize their longevity by eating a plate of long noodles, slurping them in as far as possible before biting.eating a plate of long noodles In China, the birthday boy or girl pays respect to his/her parents. The friends are invited to lunch and noodles are served to wish a child a long life.
Extended Reading Time: 1. Read Birthday Celebrations from China and Birthday Celebrations from America. Then finish the Venn diagram-1. 2. Read My American Birthday Celebrations then finish the Writing Project: My Chinese Birthday Celebrations Or Compare the Birthday Celebrations in US and China
Do You Have A Birthday Tradition Or Favorite Birthday Photo To Share? What vivid sights, sounds, and smells do you remember about your own birthdays growing up? Did your family observe special ceremonies passed down through generations? Even if you now live in America, Europe, or another country new to your family, are there precious birthday traditions brought with you from your ancestral home? What did you most look forward to on your birthdays? Was it... Special foods, treats, once-a-year delicacies? Games, competitions, feats of skill, reaching of milestones? Cultural ceremonies for reaching certain ages? Camaraderie, friendship, renewal of family ties? Music, songs, prayers?
Fun to Know MEXICO: THE BIRTHDAY PIÑATA Mexicans sure know how to have a good time, and it’s no surprise that they have what is in my opinion the most fun tradition for children: The birthday piñata filled with candy. Grab a blindfold and a broomstick, and let the celebration begin. I don’t know about you, but I certainly would trade my birthday cake for a piñata any day. birthday piñata filled with candy