The Suncoast Association of Chinese Americans hosted a Chinese New Year Celebration in Largo Central Park on Saturday, February 2, 2013. Since Country Day School teaches Mandarin Chinese language in all classes, our school was invited to participate!
Under the guidance of Mrs. Xiaoxia Wang, a group of students from fourth thru eighth grade performed Chinese songs and a skit for the crowd. The native Chinese speakers that were present, indicated how impressed they were with the students command of the language. The onstage presentations also included a dragon dance, lion dance, traditional folk dancing, kung fu demonstration, and Chinese instruments, along with kids games, arts, crafts, and food.
The day was a wonderful cultural experience for students AND parents. We are grateful to have been included.