Monday, 23 January 2012

Chinese New Year

In honour of Chinese New Year many of us wore red or gold to school.  Huda, Julie, and Ms. Lirenman wore special chinese clothing too.  But the best part of the day was that we delivered home made fortune cookies to all the adults in the school and to our big buddies.  It was a bit of a secret actually as we wrote them up on Friday.  We didn't tell any one either.  Then this morning Huda and Julie went from classroom to classroom offering up our class made fortune cookies.  Here are some photos of us making the fortune cookies on Friday.  The last photo is of our special fortune cookie delivery ladies.










4 comments:

  1. What a great activity - writing for a real purpose! How fun! Did the students get fortunes as well? What are some of the fortunes you all wrote? I'd love to hear more about them.

    Trista's mom

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  2. Trista's Mom, you asked some very good questions that Ms. Lirenman should have written in the original blog post. While we delivered paper fortune cookies to the adults all around the school and to our big buddies, and to some of the parents (until we ran out) we also were able to each have one too. Some of us were told that we were lucky, some of us were told that we were going to be rich. We were also told that we were kind, or a good friend, or respectful, or a whole bunch of other things. We did our best to make most of the fortunes positive. We're sorry that you did not get one of our fortune cookies.

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  3. Your class is such an exciting place of learning. I was very fortunate to have received one of the fortune cookies. It read "You can do magic." I have shared the magic of your writing activity with 2 groups of teachers that I have met with since I was visiting in your class. They shared ideas of how the children in their classes like to write lists, draw maps, write in their journals, and write notes to each other. I love how learning ideas multiply. I am looking forward to visiting again next week and bringing along another teacher friend of mine. See you then, Mrs. Steele

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  4. Hi Mrs. Steele, it was really nice to have you in our class. We are looking forward to having you and your friend back to join us for Community Read next week. We are also going to show you how we use the computers for our writing. Thank you for your comment. Division 16

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