We celebrated the Chinese New Year by visiting Mrs. Peters’ class and tasting Chinese treats that Mrs. Trice brought to share. The coconut treats seemed to be the best according to the children. The afternoon children also spent a little more time learning about Chinese traditions, making paper lanterns and banners for their homes and learning about the Chinese lunar calendar and why this year is the year of the dragon. Gung Hay Fat Choy means best wishes and a prosperous and good year. The twelve animals that represent the Chinese calendar are the dragon, serpent, horse, ram, monkey, rooster, dog, boar, rat, ox, tiger and hare. According to the tradition, each person born in a particular animal year is thought to have similar characteristics of that animal. Most of our afternoon students were the dog (06), boar (07) or rat (08).
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Ms. Phelen has been a pillar of the VFKH community for over 25 years. She loves to watch the children grow in all aspects of their being, and share with them some of her talents, such as music and art appreciation.