Last Wednesday, I visited Rebecca's first grade class to make a little presentation on Chinese New Year. I spent about an hour with them. They ate dumplings with chopsticks, made dragon masks, listened to Chinese children's music, and thoroughly enjoyed the noisemakers I brought! I gave them a quick low-down of Chinese New Year and read them a story. The celebration was topped off with a little dragon parade around the classroom.
Rebecca was very proud to wear her Chinese silk outfit to school and to have a special time dedicated to her heritage.
Saturday night, we got together with our local Families with Children from China group for the big annual party! (On the way there, Billy asked me what kind of food we were having. Seriously.) There was a beautiful slideshow of all the children, yummy food, great company, beautiful decorations (including live goldfish in the centerpiece of each table), lots of crafts for the children, and a lion dance.
My beautiful Chinese princess.
Busy on our crafts.
Checking out the lion dancers. They threw candy too!
One of my handsome fellas.
How cute is this?!
Dancing with the dragon masks we made!