West Essex Chinese Teacher Cynthia Ni writes some Chinese characters on the board of the Chinese Honors Class New Year celebration. Credits: Allison Freeman
West Essex High School senior Heather Krannich of North Caldwell shows some of the treats the class enjoyed for the new year. Credits: Allison Freeman
t Essex High School junior Michael Wang of North Caldwell learns Chinese paper cutting for the class celebration. Credits: Allison Freeman
West Essex High School Chinese Classes Celebrate New Year
Tuesday, February 11, 2014 • 6:08am
NORTH CALDWELL, NJ - West Essex High School Chinese Classes celebrated the Chinese New Year, the Year of the Horse, on Tuesday, Feb. 4.
Students enjoyed special candy and dumplings, created Chinese paper cuttings and learned about different ways people celebrate the new year by watching videos and doing research online. Ms. Ni also shared a presentation to her students about the 15-day celebration and how families eat oranges for good luck and decorate their living rooms with pretty blossoms.