As an intro to fifth grade’s unit on China, each student created a piece of a collaborative dragon. We talked about how dragons are an extremely important symbol in China because legend says they control the weather and environment. The weather is important because much of the country is farm land, so it matters what temperature it is outside or when it rains and how much. Students added ancient Chinese symbols for weather in the center of their plate. They also added colorful tissue paper around the edges to create the scales. The dragon is not assembled yet, but you’ll see it here first when it is finished!