The teachers gave the children a tour around the classroom and Mrs. Jo showed them the different decorations and the meanings behind each one.
The pussywillows are used to signify wealth, good luck and growth.
According to the legend, firecrackers were used to frighten the monster "Nian".
"Fu" means good fortune. It can also be turned upside down to symbolise the arrival of good luck.
The god of wealth is another popular decoration used.
The children were introduced to the candied food tray and were told that they could take them home to sample.
The children took turns putting the treats in the packets and taping them on their list of treats.
A sample of the list of treats
Mrs. Geraldine read the Chinese New Year story to those who had finished.
The older children helped their younger partners complete their own list of treats.
At Circle Time, Mrs. Katherine demonstrated how to open a peanut and red melon seed.
The children were delighted to sample the treats.