Buttons and Pre-Prep enjoyed lots of activities and celebrations on Tuesday to mark the Chinese New Year. 2019 is the Year of the Pig. In Chinese culture, pigs are the symbol of wealth. Their chubby faces and big ears are signs of fortune as well.
The children in Buttons have had a fantastic week. They have been making drums, fans and lanterns, making masks and handprint dragons and decorating biscuits as little pigs. On Tuesday we all dressed in red and some of the girls came in Chinese dresses! Wednesday was Chinese food tasting instead of mid morning snack which was a great treat! On Thursday Mrs Happ came and ran a Chinese New Year music session with Connie from Prep. Connie played her two Chinese musical instruments, a Guzheng or Chinese zither and a woodwind instrument called a Hulusi. The children really enjoyed the music.
Transition have had great fun celebrating Chinese New Year this week and learned how the New Year is celebrated in Chinese culture. This was followed with children participating in a range of activities in each other’s classrooms – in TH they cut out and made Chinese lanterns, in TS they coloured and cut out a Chinese dragon and in TM the children tasted a range of Chinese food including seaweed! The day ended in great excitement with a dragon dance and story in the gym.