Lunar New Year
There will be a Lunar New Year Celebration on Friday, February 23rd at 2:30pm that will take place in the Great Hall (cafeteria) in the main school. From all of us in the ELC, Happy Lunar New Year!
Whole School Pink Day
Pink Shirt Day will take place on Wednesday, February 28th. Pink Shirt Day is a symbol to raise awareness and encourage others to combat bullying.
Happy Chinese New Year; Kung Hei Fat Choy
In this year of the dog, I would like to welcome our two new additions to the ELC,
Gou and Jiaoze. They were given to the downstairs class and the children decided to name them. Even though they are simple stuffed animals, they are a good teaching tool for children of this age. A multicultural approach to the education of young children should begin early. Regardless of the racial or ethnic composition of their classroom, teachers need to develop a multicultural environment. It is crucial that children experience in positive ways, both their differences as culturally diverse people, and their similarities as human beings.
Teaching children the fine arts through cultural diversity gives them a rich experience and I have been teaching the Chinese Zodiac through legends, and the reason why this is the year of the dog. The songs related to the New Year have been practiced by the children now for a couple of weeks. The highlight will be the dragon coming down on Friday. Children love special events and cultural differences. Chinese New Year is a good segway into Nowruz which we will celebrate in a month.
Again, to all, a Happy New Year.
- Ms. Steiniger