Chinese New Year, Emma's Mom

We had such a special day today! Emma’s Mom, Shinyu, came into our classroom today and taught us all about the Chinese New Year!

We learned that this is the year of the Pig, and that red is a very special color to help celebrate the Chinese New Year. We also learned about the custom to give children red envelopes with gold coins inside, to give good luck. Shinyu gave each of us a red envelope with gold coins!

On New Year’s Eve Chinese families like to gather around for a special meal.

Parades are popular on Chinese New Year Day, and people dress up as Dragons.

Shinyu brought in dumplings for us to taste with chop sticks, and we even got to keep the chop sticks!

Thank you Ms. Shinyu for all you did for us today,

Mrs. Walton and Ms. Sue