Monthly Archives: February 2012

Chinese Zodiac: What’s Your Animal?

Laurel Oak and Post Oak classes are learning the animals of the Chinese zodiac, finding out which animal correspond to their birth year, and the characteristics of the animal.  In this process, they learn about the twelve animals: rat, ox, … Continue reading

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Parish Lion Dancers

I am so excited to share that L. Heroes’ mother informed me that she had a lion head and books on Chinese New Year and China for the ICATs to borrow.  With the new books on my bookshelf and a … Continue reading

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Brain Gym: Movements to Engage the Brain

Today, all staff members of The Parish School went on retreat at Lindsey Lakes.  At this picturesque country setting, we learned more about engaging our brains using Brain Gym.  This was the staff’s second workshop on Brain Gym as we … Continue reading

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Chinese Scrolls: Good Luck!

I have had several parents ask me this week about “the red paper with Chinese words” their student brought home.  Some students told their parents it was for good luck while some said they had no idea what it was. … Continue reading

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ICATs Culture-in Focus: China

The Intra Curricular Activities Teachers (ICATs) have a culture-in-focus event in the month of February. This year, we are learning about China and the Chinese culture.  It is so exciting for me to share my background, culture, and upbringing to my … Continue reading

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