Check out some of the cool ways teachers in our state celebrated the Chinese New Year.
Hartsville High School students from Darlington County School District celebrated the Chinese New Year by making traditional decorations and food related to the year of tiger. For decorations, they created 2D & 3D paper-cutting crafts that combined the character of spring and the face of tiger. They also wrote the Spring Festival couplets with the blessing words containing the character of tiger.
As one of the most typical food on the Chinese New Year, making dumplings is the students' favorite cultural practice. This year they made the special dumplings with the tiger's colors and stripes.
The students shared their decoration works and food with their family and friends to express their best wishes for the year of tiger.
Broad River Elementary School in Beaufort County celebrated the Chinese New Year with kindergarten and first grade.
The students learned the stories and traditions on how Chinese people began to prepare the week before the new-year day, and how they celebrated until the Lantern Festival, the 15th day after the new-year day. They also made and presented tiger crafts to welcome the Year of the Tiger and learned to say all the main celebration phrases in Chinese.
Lastly, they performed Chinese songs and dances that paid homage to the country's culture and history.
THANK YOU, 谢谢/Xièxiè Ms. Zhang Qu for tapping into our children's sense of wonder by sharing the ancient traditions of the Chinese culture.