New Horizons Students Explore Other Cultures

During the month of February, New Horizons Elementary School students learned about other cultures. Fah Davidson’s kindergarten class journeyed to China by reading books about China, sampling Chinese noodles with chopsticks, learning a Chinese counting song, greeting each other with a resounding “Gung Hay Fat Choy!” (Happy New Year) and marching in a lion parade to celebrate the Chinese New Year. Second-grade students read books, researched their ancestor’s countries, dressed in traditional costumes, created passports and traveled through Ellis Island in the Media Center. Students experienced the immigrant’s perspective as Media Specialist Jean Robbins and parent volunteers guided them through various entry stations and welcomed them to the United States. Pictured here are Edie Tetrualt and her second-grade class with Robbins and parent volunteers traveling to Ellis Island.