Cornelius Elementary School celebrates Chinese New Year
On Friday, Feb. 16, more than a billion people across the world celebrated the Chinese New Year — and some of them were students at Cornelius Elementary School.
The entire second grade at Cornelius Elementary celebrated the beginning of the Year of the Dog, by the reckoning of the Chinese lunar calendar, said teacher Cheryl Hall.
"The New Year was celebrated by adding with Chinese numbers, making red envelopes and learning about Chinese culture," Hall told the News-Times in an email. "All students were given the traditional red envelopes with play money, a Chinese candy wrapped in red paper (the color red is a lucky color), chopsticks and a fortune cookie."
Those items, Hall added, were actually provided by her mother, Shirley.
Second-graders have been learning how to count in Chinese, Cheryl Hall said. They have also been given lessons in tai chi, a form of meditation and exercise that is traditional in China.
The unit on China will continue for the duration of the Chinese New Year holiday, which lasts 15 days.
By Mark Miller
Editor, Forest Grove News-Times
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