GUNG HAY FAT CHOY!
HAPPY CHINESE NEW YEAR!
This week the Library is still being used for testing, so book borrowing will only be allowed on Monday and Friday. All classes will be visiting on one of those days. We have many Chinese New Year books ready to be borrowed!
In anticipation of Lunar New Year (Monday, January 23rd), this week we will be reading a legend from Japan: I Am Tama, Lucky Cat by Wendy Henrichs. The story tells about the origins of the beckoning cat and how it came to be a symbol of good luck.
Grades K to 1 will be reading an Elephant & Piggie Book, I Broke My Trunk! This hilarious book by Mo Willems is the latest in the series.
In recognition of Chinese/Lunar New Year on February 3rd, this week the Kindergarten classes will be listening to “My First Chinese New Year” by Karen Katz. Grade 1 students will be listening to “Bringing In the New Year” by Grace Lin. Grades 2 thru 7 will be listening to Jane Yolen’s “The Seeing Stick,” a folktale from China. This is the year of the Rabbit, and any students born in 1999 have the Rabbit as their lucky Lunar animal.