Happy Year of the Rooster!
PS8 Mommy extraordinaire Yoon Chang visited two lucky second grade and one first grade class to help them usher in the Lunar New Year on January 28. Students listened to the story of the great race (how the lunar calendar came to be – created by the Jade Emperor) and learned how to write their name in Hangul (Korean) characters with a special brush markers. Students also learned that it is custom in some Asian cultures when wishing a Happy New Year to bow respectfully to elders and receive money for prosperity (they each got a chocolate coin).
새해 복 많이 받으세요!
sae-hae-bok man-hi pad-eu-se-yo! New Year blessings many receive!