A special thanks to Joshua and Yunki’s moms, Sun Ah and Sanghee, for teaching us about Korean New Year! The students enjoyed learning about the Korean language, clothing, games and snacks!

The children also had a wonderful field trip to the nursing home to make Chinese New Years cards.

We are looking forward to continuing to celebrate Chinese New Year on Thursday with a special assembly followed by a lion dance. Remember, Thursday is a non-uniform day. The students are encouraged to dress in traditional Chinese clothing.

We will also have library on tomorrow, so please remember to send in the books!

When we return in February the students will begin writing friendship cards for our exchange on Feb. 14. Their homework for this week will shift from reading to writing as the children will be asked to write 4-5 cards each evening.

In reading, we will continue to “be the boss of our own reading” taking ownership for tackling difficult words. In writing, we will focus on writing opinions, using our collections to elaborate about the best in show.

In math, we will focus on measurement using non-standard measuring tools.

Looking ahead, we will celebrate the 100th day of school on Tuesday, Feb. 19. Your child will be asked to bring to school a collection of 100 items. You will hear more about this later.

I wish you all a safe and enjoyable holiday.

Gong Xi Fa Cai!

Please see photos below from our publishing party, Chinese New Year celebrations and Korean New Year celebrations.

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