This last Monday, we had an assembly to learn about and celebrate Lunar New Year. We had a group from the Chicago Chinese Cultural Center to perform a lion dance, tell us a little about the celebration, and answer some questions. We learned the dance was thousands of years old. We also learned that the way to figure out the difference between a lion dance and a dragon dance is that a lion only has four legs. A dragon would be a lot longer. We also learned that traditionally, those that learned the lion dance used it as a way to learn Kung-Fu. It was a lot of fun.
Later that day, we had a group of adults and students come and teach us more about the lunar new year. We learned that it is the year of the dog in China now. We also learned how to write some Chinese characters and about what they meant. The students created some book marks with the characters of their choice written on them.
The fun is still not done! Thursday is a DIY Dumpling time in the barn. Space is limited to 45 people. If you want to see if there is still room, please email Mr. Freeman at email@example.com.