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The Year of the Sheep

February 19, 2015

The Chinese New Year begins tomorrow, and this girl is ready!

Her teacher kindly agreed to carve out 15 minutes of class time to celebrate it. We made a sheep box since 2015 is the “Year of the Sheep”, and filled it with traditional Chinese red envelopes, lucky coins, fortune cookies, and panda snacks to pass out to her classmates.  She is also bringing in her favorite Chinese New Year lift-the-flap book so that her friends can learn more about the holiday.

She’s the only Chinese student in her school (which isn’t always an easy title to hold), so we’re really hoping that this will help her to feel a sense of pride in her heritage!

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. Viviane Martini permalink
    February 20, 2015 2:09 am

    Wonderful and I hope she enjoys it.

    We moved recently to allow our children to attend a school district with much more racial and ethnic diversity. Previously they were in classrooms without any minority representation and now they attend a school that has students who originated in over 40 countries, many of them immigrants or children of first generation immigrants. Each of my girl’s classrooms has about 50% of non-white students and we are thrilled for them to experience this particular richness and beauty our world holds.

  2. February 20, 2015 2:13 am

    That’s awesome, Viviane! The celebration went very well today. Her classmates really enjoyed it. I could see the joy on her face as she relayed the details to me. Definitely a confidence/pride builder for her 🙂 So, I think we’ll continue to do something like this every year.

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