Year of the Rabbit

In Fourth Class this week we have been covering Chinese New Year as part of Croí na Scoile. We learned that Chinese New Year is not only celebrated in China but in other parts of the world also, we watched an informative video about Chinese New Year in Australia. We had a mini competition to name the twelve signs of the Chinese New Year Zodiac which was won by Ciaran and Darcy! Jack told us that this is a fifteen day festival and that in Hong Kong the people celebrate the New Year twice; on January 1st and Chinese New Year. This year is the ‘year of the rabbit’, we based our Art lesson on this and came up with excellent creations using red and yellow as the main colours.