2022 is the year of the Tiger
Tuesday, February 1st, marked the beginning of the Lunar New Year, which is celebrated throughout the world and the biggest holiday of many Asian countries.
Each year is associated with an animal as well as one of five elements: wood, fire, earth, metal, water. 2022 is the year of the tiger and water.
Students at all levels learned about this annual 15-day festival.
Toddlers learned about the Lunar New Year and learned the names of the symbols of the New Year Decorations.
Primary students learned about the Lunar New Year. In the Sunflower room, Kai Xing brought in a book and showed the class how to make a lantern.
The children made paper tiger masks and learned about the traditional dress and decorations for the New Year. Many classrooms made beautiful crafts and parents prepared presentations, complete with books and even Korean drums!
In the Lower Elementary program, seven families worked together to create an exciting and informative virtual presentation on Lunar New Year for the students. They supplied decorations for the classroom and wished everyone good fortune and blessings for safe travels. Each student brought home some pineapple cake and Hong Boa (a red envelope with a special treat inside).
The presentation included a short story on Lunar New Year, information about countries that celebrate Lunar New Year, a lesson on the zodiac signs, and an explanation of the significance of the different decorations.
After the presentation, Mrs. Suh taught the children how to write a few Chinese characters, and LE student, Peiyo, led our class in a mask-making activity that he designed.