Washington Primary School families are well prepared to celebrate the Year of the Tiger! During the school’s recent January family fun night, their families learned about the Lunar New Year and how to make Chinese fried rice.
Parent Maria Adcock and her daughter, second grader Sophie Adcock led the evening with a presentation that consisted of the history of the Chinese New Year; a read aloud of “The Chinese New Year Legend of Nian” and a step-by-step lesson on how to make delicious Chinese fried rice. All materials were supplied by Washington’s PTA.
Parent Deirdre Cunningham purchased organic ingredients and parent Mariam Murtaza moderated the Zoom. “Mrs. Adcock cooked the riced, prepared the packages with all ingredients, and facilitated the presentation,” Washington Principal Michelle Richards said. “The end result was everything good! The rice was delicious. And, we learned a lot.”
Washington’s family cultural cooking night initiative has become a cherished tradition over the past two years. Parents, kids and staff have all participated and taken delight in the finished dishes. The latest presentation will long be remembered and take its place alongside previous exciting evenings.
“The family cultural kitchen initiative is a way for us to learn about the over 30 cultures that make up the Washington Primary School family,” Dr. Richards said.
Washington students proved they know their way around the kitchen and their appetites are a match for anyone’s.
“In keeping with Washington’s goal of learning about the various cultures represented amongst our family, we celebrated Chinese culture and prepared for the Chinese New Year,” Dr. Richards said.