Happy New Year (新年快乐)! Today marks the Chinese new year, year of the tiger. We had delicious Chinese food, learned chopstick etiquette, did our best to master using chopsticks, made New Year lanterns, read, and learned A LOT about China! We talked about the Great Wall of China, a little bit of Chinese government, what foods are traditionally eaten, and the the traditions of Chinese New Year. We read My first Chinese New Year as we enjoyed our fortune cookies. We discussed the do’s and don’ts of Chinese traditions and ways to welcome good luck into the new year. We even learned how to say, “Happy new year,” in Chinese! Lastly, we spent our remaining time learning and focusing on spelling, writing, and numbers.
Written by Emerie C:
today we read about the Dalai Lama he lived in Tibet. He now lives in India. I read another book called the Nanette’s Baguette and they talk about Tibet. I also read papa piccolo and they also talked about China.
Itty-Bitty Bio Dalai Lama
Nanette’s Baquette (France)
Papa Piccolo (Italy)
Note From Miss Sherry:
I just finished Beautiful Country. In Chinese, the word for America, Mei Guo, translates directly to “beautiful country.” I encourage all of you parents to read it. It is also a perfect YA book. Mei Guo – Donnelly Public Library District (lili.org)
Megan (3rd Grade) – Chinese book- Lon Po Po: “I like how the oldest sibling was clever. It’s a Chinese version of ‘Red Riding Hood’. The kids tricked the wolf in a smart way.”
Miss Sherry read Discover China by Katrina Steza