Third graders had a lovely surprise yesterday! Mrs. LarRieu generously donated her time and materials for students to celebrate Mid Autum Festival with moon cakes and creating their very own lucky bamboo plants. After munching moon cakes and creating miniture bamboo trees students set up a display outside show casing their little trees and authentic Chinese lanterns graciously donated by Stephan and Zachary Zagorski. WOW! What super students we have at LJA! Way to go Han Yu Learners! You are really thinking about Chinese culture outside the classroom!
Requests for lucky bamboo started rolling in from the LJA Ohana. Maintenance, Extended Day, and even the HR Department commented on the possibility of receiving one of these cheerful plants!
Mid Autum Festival also known as Moon Cake Festival is the celebration of the fall harvest and the coming of winter time! Chinese families get together to celebrate with a lovely feast and (of course) moon cake for desert!