Thursday, February 7, 2008

Chinese New Year

It is the Chinese New Year today aka Lunar New Year. Oliver came home delcaring that it is the year of the RAT and anyone born this year is a RAT! (Chinese:ιΌ )

Chinese New Year starts on the first day of the new year containing a new moon (some sources include New Year's Eve)and ends on the Lantern Festival fourteen days later.
It is extremely enlightening to read about other cultures and their traditions. I am thrilled that my children are learning this appreciation at a very young age.

We had Oliver's school conference tonight and he is doing very well in first grade. He's all boy, of course, and has his moments of not sitting still or paying attention. However, his report from the teacher is that he's a very enthusiastic learner! The next thing of study is money ~ Oliver's favorite! His teacher has recently read Three Cups of Tea and is going to inspire the children to bring in Pennies for Peace. It looks like a very interesting book; I will have to add it to my reading list.

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