Ms. W. gave a lovely presentation to help us all learn a little bit more about this fascinating holiday. She began by reading us a story about the new year.
|A Chinese New Year Story|
She had many items to share with us.
|The Chinese New Year Table|
She told us about lai see, lucky money envelopes.
She explained the Chinese Zodiac and showed us all the animals in the zodiac. At our little yellow school, we have rabbits (2011), dragons (2012), snakes (2013) and horses (2014)!
|The Chinese Zodiac|
After her presentation, Ms. W. invited the children to examine the Chinese New Year items.
Some of our students were dressed for the new year. They looked so beautiful!
Three year old J. brought in a traditional Chinese vest for the children to try on. Everyone wanted a turn. We looked fabulous!
|J. with the vest.|
Some children brought in treats for snack.
|A few of our snack items.|
|J. with some Chinese cookies.|
|Fortune Cookie Erasers|
We had a wonderful day celebrating Chinese New Year. Days like these remind us of how very fortunate we are to live in a country that celebrates the diversity of its citizens. Happy New Year ~ Gung Hay Fat Choy!