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Upper School Chinese Students Teach Lower School Students About Lunar New Year

Upper School Chinese students shared their knowledge of the traditions and celebration of Lunar New Year with Doherty and Lotspeich Lower School students in early February. Teacher Mia Wu’s Chinese I and III classes and Nanyue Zhu’s English as second language (ESL) class taught students about the Lunar New Year, which celebrates the beginning of the New Year according to the traditional Chinese activity, and completed a fun activity. “The Upper Schoolers taught students the legend of the Lunar New Year and a New Year song in Chinese, and made lanterns,” Wu said. “The students loved singing the song, which they picked up quickly, and kept singing it during the entire session.” Wu said not only do the Upper School students enjoy teaching the younger students on campus, they are also enhancing their own learning experiences. “I think when Upper School students are preparing the teaching material, they are reinforcing the knowledge that they have learned,” Wu said. “Also, being able to use knowledge makes them more motivated in the class.”