Chinese New Years 2020

The Year of the Rat is coming soon.  In parts of China, it is customary to celebrate New Years Eve by making dumplings.  Dumplings are made to resemble blocks of gold used in the old days.  The custom signifies prosperity.

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At 童乐, we learn about culture by experience.  The children made dumplings at school and tasted their products too.  Wish you prosperity my young friends, that’s gold you are eating.

Preparing for our new Elementary Program

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We are very happy with our first Fundraiser.  Our families were excited to participate, the children made gifts to show their appreciation.

A great start to funding our new Elementary Classroom slated to start in Sept 2021.  Our Elementary program will continue our heritage of using authentic Montessori principles and Chinese Immersion.  Want to know more?  Come to our presentation on March 14 to learn more.  Bring a friend, free to all interested families, register here.

Halloween 2019

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We celebrate Halloween a little differently here at Tong Le.  We learn about the pumpkin.  We learned that we eat the pumpkins pulp, and that the pumpkins grow on a vine. We learned the name of the parts in the pumpkins such as stem, rind, fibrous strand, blossom end etc.   The children were hands-on, they scooped the seeds out, felt the slimy and stickiness of the seeds and the juice.  We cut the pumpkin into cubes, roasted it and the seeds, they taste great.
On Halloween day, children wore clothing from around the world, Mexico, Canada, Jewish, Puerto Rico, Polish, Indian, Chinese, Irish, African, Italian, English and all the while being Americans! We learned about the continents these countries are located, recognized the flags that represent the countries. Older children drew flags and labeled them, writers wrote about their Halloween experience. The whole class sang a song about children of the world, to accept everyone as they are, and to be kind to everyone.
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