Saehae bog manh-i bad-euseyo!
February 16 kicks off the first day of the Lunar New Year – Year of the Dog!
Some of our incredible parents shared their exciting and colorful Lunar New Year customs with a few lucky classes at PS8. Kids heard and discussed the story of the lunar calendar (ask them who came first and second in the big race). Most of the third grade students were born year of the Ox (Hardworking, active and always busy, and popular among friends) – the kids loved learning about their sign!
Ms. Levy (3rd), Ms. Kendrick (3rd) and Ms. Morrison’s (1st) classes learned “Sae Bae”, a Korean traditional bow on New Years to elders, and wrote their name in Hangul and scratched their fortune.
Down the hall in Ms. Marquez’s (3rd) class they celebrated both the Chinese and Korean cultures, by doing two projects. Each student wrote a wish they have for 2018 on red strips of tissue paper and afterwards decorated the lantern in honor of the Chinese Lantern Festival. Afterward, the three Korean boys in class demonstrated how to do Sae Bae before the entire class got-up and bowed to Ms. Marquez. We should also note that Ms. Marquez was born year of the snake and guess what!? Snake and Ox are known to be a great match!
Super sweet- Happy New Year!