We learned about the Chinese New year. Having the guest presenter was very exciting and meaningful for the children. Over the week, we read a story called Celebrating Chinese New Year, made snake paper ornament, and learned to say a few words in Mandarin. Children had good questions such as "Do you throw candy on your new year parade?", "Why do Chinese people make chopsticks out of wood?", "Why do you write like this (Chinese characters)?", "Why do letters look different?". It shows their minds are wondering, comparing, and searching for explanation. It was a great cultural exposure. Special thanks to Kai-en and David's family.