Lower School Students Prep for Chinese New Year

opt 3 Students at Ross Lower School have been hard at work preparing to celebrate Chinese New Year on January 28, marking the beginning of the Year of the Rooster.

Third grade students followed instructions in Mandarin Chinese, a language they began learning this year, to make dumplings to share with their classmates and teachers. First graders made Chinese lanterns during their Visual Arts class to display during next week’s assembly, and fourth graders are learning a traditional Chinese lion dance.

On Monday, Upper School students originally hailing from five countries will visit the Lower School to share aspects of their cultures and to participate in the Lunar New Year festivities. Each Lower School grade level has organized an activity to share, based in part on their study of other countries’ New Year traditions. All are looking forward to enjoying the celebration!

Xīnnián kuàilè!