Second-graders Learn About Lunar New Year
People around the world celebrated the Lunar New Year on Feb. 5. Second-graders in Danielle Necessary and Cicely Knecht’s class built on their study of winter holidays by learning about the holiday from second-grader Caroline Robyler’s grandparents Bob and Marina Mathe. They lived in China and made friends with Henry Dai, who spoke to the class from China via video call. Dai, the father of two elementary age children and a businessman, shared with the class how he has studied English since he was very young. Dai talked to students about various aspects of Chinese culture, including the meaning behind the country’s flag, the Chinese zodiac, and how his family and community celebrates the Lunar New Year. Students enjoyed the engaging talk and asked lots of questions.