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Lunar New Year

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Apparently Gung hay fat choi is Cantonese and this is the more common Mandarin

新年快

新年快

Xīnnián kuàilè

 

Either way, the children created a marvellous dragon head and had a  short parade around the room.

20170124_142959 Chinese dragon parade

To acknowledge the contribution of the rooster, we collected fertilized eggs from the henhouse and began their incubation towards (hopefully) chicks. Now we have three weeks to figure out the parts of an egg, how eggs are formed in chickens, what part grows into the chick and how it’s fed, different breeds of chickens, care of new chicks – and of course which came first, the chicken or the egg.

rooster on henhouse

Roots & Wings around the world!

On Tuesday we said goodbye to our last Korean visitor, Joy, who left for a train trip across Canada before returning to Korea.

A big welcome to Ema .  Ema comes from the Czech Republic, with plans to be with us for a year. She has already endeared herself to her new friends with her warm friendliness and great sense of humour!  The Senior girls are smug at the new balance of male and female in the class!

stir fry prep

Did you know this weekend  the Nisga’a are also celebrating their lunar new year?

native-american-drum[1]Drum-making

Thursday, February 16, 9:00 – 2:00

It’s a go!  Thanks to all the parents for their enthusiastic responses.  The elders will come to the school to make drums on Thursday, Feb. 16 from 9:00 until they’re done. Thanks to those who have offered to come and help for the day.  This is exciting!

 

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