First graders began this project by studying color. We discussed the difference between primary and secondary colors and then used this knowledge to create our own color wheels on a paper plate. Next, we read the story PoPo's Lucky Chinese New Year. Students learned about all the traditions associated with this holiday, including parades with dragons- to chase away any bad luck for the new year. We then decided to transform our color wheels into our own dragon by adding colorful scales to the edges of the plate and stringing our plates together to form the body of our dragon. Students also worked together to create the head and arms.