The students at Tarrytowns Public Schools been able to discover and learn everything about the Lunar New Year.
Bilingual Grade 4 students watched an animated video explaining the Lunar New Year and the animals of the zodiac. The students searched for their year of birth and the corresponding animal and its characteristics.
Some students wrote that they disagreed with the Chinese zodiac and thought they identified more with another animal.
Third graders also celebrated Lunar New Year as students learned about the solar calendar and why Lunar New Year falls on a different day each year. They also learned which other countries celebrate this new year and its many names. The students learned more specifically about the Korean New Year as Ms Lee, the mother of a student in class, joined the class to virtually share a presentation, read a book and show a video of this celebration. The students loved discovering all the traditions, especially the games played on this special day! The students each received a chocolate gold coin in a red envelope and had the opportunity to create their own hacky sack! The students had so much fun that they ended their celebration by writing a thank you letter to Ms. Lee for teaching and including them in this special Lunar New Year celebration.
In kindergarten, students made tiger masks for the year of the tiger and followed step-by-step instructions on how to draw a tiger. The children also learned to write “Good Luck” in Chinese!