Thursday, June 28, 2012

Last Day of Chinese Language Camp!

Well, this picture pretty much says Maya enjoyed her third year of Chinese Language Camp!  Zoe didn't attend, doing Ballet Camp instead, but she had to be in the picture, along with our friends L & L, who've been attending almost as long as wee have.  Making the tshirts was one of the camp activities, with the character for "dragon" and Chinese name on the front.

As part of the open house for parents, each child had to tell something about Chinese culture -- Maya explained the invention of fireworks and their role in Chinese New Year celebrations.

The class also put on a kung fu demonstration.

The kids also showed off their craft projects -- paper cuttings of the Chinese zodiac signs, dragon boats, opera masks, fans, etc.

Proud mommy moment -- for the third year in a row, Maya got one of the few "Certificates of Excellence!"

I'm a big fan of this program, which is FREE as part of the federal government's strategic languages initiative.  Click here to see if they have a similar program in your area.  In addition to Chinese, the program teaches other "strategic" languages, including Arabic, Dari, Hindi, Persian, Portuguese, Russian, Swahili, Turkish, and Urdu.

1 comment:

Mommy Moment said...

That is a wonderful post and a proud Mommy Moment for sure!
Had to pop by as I love reading "Mommy Moment" posts!
Have a great day!