Saturday was Chinese New Year, Year of the Rooster! Last week, we had lots of discussions about traditions and folklore about preparing for the new year. I wouldn’t be surprised if your child wanted to “sweep the house in order to sweep out the bad luck so that there will be plenty of space for the good luck to enter”, or “hide away all of the kitchen knives and scissors so that the good luck wouldn’t get cut short”, or “leave out an orange or citrus fruit for the kitchen god, so that it would grant you extra luck this year!”
Below is a link to a great event that happens annual in Myrtle Beach. It’s a fantastic celebration of Chinese New Year for you and your children to enjoy.
RESEARCH – All students are working on independent research projects. It is not something that gets completed in a week! First children read and read on their topic, look at pictures and talk with peers about their work. Then they begin to takes notes and work on outlines/guiding questions. Many are in the writing phase now. They are taking their notes and new knowledge on their subject and writing a draft. This draft will be checked and rewritten! Lots to do…not to mention the poster and visuals that they’ll add to their work!
Some students are still having a difficult time caring for their cubby space. If you are having a hard time getting a magazine holder to help your child organize their, please let me know and I will purchase one for them.