Monday, January 23, 2012

Celebrating the New Year at my classroom

One of our class mom's is from Hong Kong.

She came to school today to teach us about Chinese New Year.

She handed out red envelopes with chocolate coins, and she made a very special snack for the children, these fish pictured (way) below.

The large one with the two clementines was a gift for me to bring home, and I was told to steam the fish before eating.  

I had put red paper around the classroom door, and enjoyed hanging up pictures of our little girl for the parents and children to see.

We made Chinese dragons by painting egg cartons, gluing on eyes, and adding red and gold tails.

My co-teacher borrowed a puppet from a friend of hers, and it was a very cool Lion-dance marionette.

It was an exciting morning at school.

We learned to say "Ni Hao Ma" (Hello), "Sha Sha" (thank you), "Gung Hay Fa Choy" (Happy New Year), and "Wo Ai Ni" (I love you).

Here are some pictures of the time at school (without showing the faces of the children). You will see what a great time we all had.

I am thankful for our Nicholas, his mom, and his sister, Natalie, who made our day very special. Nicholas and his sister had gorgeous outfits on, they looked wonderful. ~~Sha sha!~~

{even more amazing in person!}

Blessings, Lynette


  1. Looks like a LOT of fun! What age do you teach? I have sooooo many egg cartons! I must remember this craft to use them on sometime!

    Congratulations on completing your dossier! It's a big step! Now the waiting begins! You wait for someone to do something, then you QUICKLY do your next step, then you wait for someone else again, then you do something, then ......

    Well, I'll be watching and waiting with you!


    1. Thanks!! As if we have not waited more waiting, right? I teach pre-k, 4 and 5 year olds. (ps, we mixed 2 parts glue with 1 part paint to make the paint stick to the foam egg cartons...and of course egg cartons should be very well cleaned before using, for safety.) I am so very excited for you that you have TA. That is awesome.


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