She brought some Chinese candy for the children and shared how to say various words that they asked. She also wrote the numbers 1-5 on the white board for them to copy as well as the phrase "Happy New Year." Conductor did very well with this:
Lego-Man did well too:
Miss Amanda talked about the Great Wall of China and the Terracotta Army. The children also did a craft where they wrote Chinese words on Popsicle sticks and then tied them together to simulate a bamboo book.
For snack we served tea with rice crackers and lo mien noodles. There was also sweet and sour sauce or spicy ginger for the crackers.
We ended by going up to the gym to play for a bit. It was a good start to the co-op I think. I know the boys had a great time. Next week we'll be looking at Slovakia.