Niall's class has been busy getting ready for their holiday class party which features a bunch of different traditions and activities. Today they made lanterns (as part of Chinese New Year, I think?) and Niall copied Chinese words onto his for authenticity. I think they say something like "Hope" and "Happy" but...can't quite remember.
I love how Alice and the kids talked about all the different ways their families celebrate this time of year, and then incorporated those many traditions and fun activities into the classroom. Plans for tomorrow's half day of school include making Christmas cookies, pulling "crackers" (a British tradition at Christmas), eating Chinese dumplings and other treats, lighting a Menorah, and a bunch of other things. Niall can't wait!