February 1, 2022 | Sam Martino
Gung Hay Fat Choy!
Wishes for a happy and prosperous new year!
The second and third graders just finished leading the school in a celebration of the Lunar New Year. Both classes have been studying China and learning about what an important celebration the Lunar New Year is.
In Shared Space students made new year signs and lions. We learned the significance of the lion dances and the story of how they came to be. This project took two weeks and required help from every student working in collaboration.
The classes created a design for the lions based on their research of lion dances. Second and Third graders also learned a traditional song and performed it while parading. Students first traveled through the hallways so other classes could see, before traveling outside for parents to watch.
This celebration marks the beginning of the year of the tiger.
This was a joyous and exciting event for the students.