February 12, 2013

Lucky Money!

As you can imagine, Josie is very excited to be celebrating her special holiday with her 1st grade classmates.
This afternoon I'll be in her classroom co-teaching a Chinese New Year lesson with another special Mom who also has an adopted child from China.

 Josie and I spent Sunday evening preparing her Lucky Money red envelopes (filled with chocolate gold coins) to share with her classmates. I also found Chinese fireworks candy at Oriental Trading company.  
More pictures coming Wednesday!

16 comments:

Margaret said...

How terrific! Josie is going to have a wonderful celebration! Maggie/Maggie's Lil' Fixins

Jboo said...

That is sweet and love that big grin on Josie's face! Have fun!

Perfectly Printed said...

Have fun with the kids, I'm sure they will enjoy their lesson and their treats!!

chris

Lynne said...

Happy Day to you, Josie and her school friends . . .
Love all the red . . .
and Josie's smiles . . .(braids too!)

ImagiMeri said...

My goodness you've been having a lot of fun. Please tell Josie I told her "Happy New Year." My first husband was Persian, so my children are half, and the Persian New Year is always the first day of spring, so now I have three New Years to keep track of. I just can't tell you how special you are for keeping Josie's culture alive for her.

God Bless,
Meri

VintageBettys said...

How cute she is :)

craftyles said...

Such a great way to share the culture with Josie's class. I'm so glad you Mom's take the time to do this!

GardenofDaisies said...

What a fun opportunity to open up the world for ALL the kids in the classroom. They will remember this for years to come.

Shirley Hatfield said...

I have learned so much about Chinese culture from your blog. So many things I didn't know. I have a new appreciation for the rich traditions of Josie's native land. She is such a lucky little girl...she will always know who she is. I remember little things that made me feel special as a child...and I am still grateful for what I learned about my heritage.

Heather said...

Looks like fun. I bet te kids are going to love it!

vintage grey said...

So wonderful!! Have a fun day!! xo Heather

DearHelenHartman said...

She is adorable. I love how you honor her birth culture as part of how special she is in your family.

Cheryl G. said...

What an adorable toothless smile!
Happy Day!

KJ@letsgoflyakite said...

I hope the lesson plan goes well, I am certain it will be well received! That is a lovely photo of Josie filling the envelopes and I have never seen candy fire crackers, how fun!

Nellie said...

I'm sure everyone has had a good time today! You are always so well-prepared, Kim! xo Nellie

Elizabeth Andrus said...

Kim, what a wonderful costume you found for your daughter's special day. There are so many neat traditions I have learned from your blog. Always such a pleasure to visit here! E