by Ava, Konner, Priscilla, Mariah, and Isabel
The Chinese New Year has been celebrated for over 1,000 years in China and is now celebrated all over the world. This is how we celebrated at Hoover School. First, we made Chinese construction paper lanterns in Art Club. Mrs. Licher showed us videos of dragons dancing in New Years parades and played Chinese music during our work. We learned that lanterns are said to honor ancient spirits. Fireworks are another important part of the celebration. We also made paper puppet dragons in Art Club.
Culture Club helps us learn about different countries and people around the world. In Culture Club, we made a paper chain dragon and talked about the Chinese zodiac and its history. We were all born in the years 2005 or 2006, so we learned that we were born in the years of the monkey and rooster. 2015 is the year of the sheep, but sometimes it is said that it is the year of the goat.
Art Club and Culture Club students wish you a very happy lunar new year!