Thursday, April 30, 2009

Ni Hao China Friends!!

This week will be our last class for the Spring 2009 session. Children will attend a shortened class to review songs and/or material studied. After, there will be a program for the students to share with family members what they have learned over the semester.... don't forget your camera! We are so proud of their accomplishments and we know you will be too!!

Following the brief program, the students will have an opportunity to "spend" the coins they have earned over the semester. They will also have a chance to earn more coins playing games at the carnival planned.

We are asking each family to bring a dessert to share.....keep it simple!! Past experience tells us the children will be doing a lot of running around!!

We will also have a sign-up sheet for all those returning in the Fall. Due to limited classroom space, new students will only be accepted based on the number of previous students returning. We want to make every effort to place returning students first......... don't forget to sign up!! No classroom fee will be collected at this time.

THANK YOU for a GREAT Spring session!!

PECC Staff

Class 10: April 26, 2009

The kids had a great time learning about Chinese calligraphy. Miss Georgia taught everyone how to hold the brush straight up and down and to paint characters gracefully on practice sheets.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Class 9: April 19, 2009

Thanks to all the grandparents who attended our class! We had a special treat this week with Grandma Lin demonstrating how to make Chinese rice cakes for the older kids, and then demonstrating how to make noodles with the rest of the kids. Everyone had a chance to participate and get their hands gooey! A sampling of the rice cake and lo-mein noodles were served to all and was very yummy... thanks to Grandma Lin! For those of you missed the class or would like to try the recipes at home, you can download them here. Click here for the Noodle recipe, or click here for the Chinese Rice Cake.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

April 19: Bring Your Grandparents to School Day

Hi Everyone! Please remember that all students are welcome to bring their grandparents to class this week.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

April 12 - Easter - NO CLASS

Just a reminder, we will not have class this week, April 12. Classes resume on April 19. See you then!!!

Class 8: April 5, 2009

This week, we read Uncle Peter's Amazing Chinese Wedding, then we made paper flowers. First, we traced our hand on a piece of construction paper. Next, we cut the outline hand shape out and created curves by rolling the finger-like ends in a pencil. We then took two strips of green paper, folded them in half, then cut them into leaf shapes and lightly rolled the ends of the leaves around a pencil so they appeared curved . Each leaf shape had a hole punched out of the center. The hand shape served as the flower which was attached to a straw using tape. We then slipped the straw through the holes in the two leaves, taped the leaves to the straw, and added a pipe cleaner in the flower as a finishing touch.

Class 7: March 29, 2009

We held our Easter Egg Hunt one week ahead to adjust for everyone's schedules. The eggs were carefully planted in the woods next to the church parking lot. There were also a few silver and gold eggs with special treats!