On Friday, February 8th, 2nd grade celebrated Chinese New Year. Ms. Stephanie, Ms. Nancy, and Ms. Jessie taught the following: Where China is located, the capital of China, China’s flag, the Great Wall of China, traditional Chinese food and music, Chinese numbers, the Chinese calendar, how the people prepare for and celebrate Chinese New Year, the importance of the color red (good luck), the dragon dance, and the tradition of giving red envelopes with coins inside.
To end the day, we had a mini Chinese Buffet. Ms. Jessie taught the children how to eat with chopsticks, and at the end of the day, the children were given a red envelope with a special coin inside, a fortune cookie, and their own set of chopsticks. ….a day loaded with academic fun!