Chinese New Year 2019

4 February

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 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.

The pussywillows are used to signify wealth, good luck and growth.

According to the legend, firecrackers were used to frighten the monster "Nian".

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.

"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 god of wealth is another popular decoration used.

Candy tray

Candy tray

The children were introduced to the candied food tray and were told that they could take them home to sample.

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.

The children took turns putting the treats in the packets and taping them on their list of treats.

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A sample of the list of treats

A sample of the list of treats

Mrs. Geraldine read the Chinese New Year story to those who had finished.

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.

The older children helped their younger partners complete their own list of treats.

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At Circle Time, Mrs. Katherine demonstrated how to open a peanut and red melon seed.

At Circle Time, Mrs. Katherine demonstrated how to open a peanut and red melon seed.

The children were delighted to sample the treats.

The children were delighted to sample the treats.

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