Monday, 30 January 2017

Cock-A-Doodle-Do ~ It's The Year Of The Rooster!

The children at our little yellow school celebrated the Chinese New Year today.  It's the Year of the Rooster.  When the children arrived at school this morning, they were delighted to see the Chinese New Year decorations adorning our classrooms. Excitement was in the air!

Ms. W. gave a lovely presentation to help us all learn a little bit more about this fascinating holiday.  She began by reading us a story about the new year.   

A Chinese New Year Story

She had many items to share with us.

The Chinese New Year Table

She told us about lai see, lucky money envelopes.

Lai See

She explained the Chinese Zodiac and showed us all the animals in the zodiac.  At our little yellow school, we have rabbits (2011), dragons (2012),  snakes (2013) and horses (2014)!

The Chinese Zodiac

After her presentation, Ms. W. invited the children to examine the Chinese New Year items.

Some of our students were dressed for the new year.  They looked so beautiful!

Three year old J. brought in a traditional Chinese vest for the children to try on. Everyone wanted a turn.  We looked fabulous!

J. with the vest.

Some children brought in treats for snack.

A few of our snack items.

J. with some Chinese cookies.

 They also brought in treats for their classmates to take home.


Fortune Cookie Erasers

We had a wonderful day celebrating Chinese New Year.  Days like these remind us of how very fortunate we are to live in a country that celebrates the diversity of its citizens.  Happy New Year ~ Gung Hay Fat Choy!

Tuesday, 10 January 2017

Shiny Happy People ~ The Children's Drawings

While looking through photographs over the holidays, I came across many of the children's drawings.  I thought I would share some of them.  The drawings are filled with such joy and happiness and are sure to bring a smile to your face. Enjoy!

A Winter Scene

Going Out


A Princess

A Self Portrait


The Hulk

A Self Portrait

The Artist's Family

A Portrait of the Artist's Dad

An Oscar Worthy Dress

A Person

A Reindeer

Friends At A Party

The Artist's Family

A Beautiful Design

Forest Fairies

Happy Times With Friends

A Self Portrait

Beautiful Hands

A Person

A Halloween Picture


Our Little Yellow School

Our Little Yellow School

The Children And Teachers Of The Children's Montessori Academy