Saturday marks the Chinese New Year, or Lunar New Year, as the world bids farewell to the Year of the Monkey and says hello to the Year of the Rooster. The Rooster is the 10th in the 12 year cycle of Chinese zodiac signs and the last Year of the Rooster was in 2005. What Chinese zodiac sign were you born in?
The local police shared some Hallowe’en safety tips with the students in our school district.
- See and be seen. Make sure drivers can see you. Wear reflective clothing or place reflective tape on the front and back of costumes and clothing. Make glow sticks part of your costume and carry a flashlight.
- Are fake swords part of your costume? Make sure they look fake, but remember, some people still may not be able to tell the difference.
- Safety in numbers. Walk in groups and stay together.
- Stay on the outside. Never enter a house and only accept treats at the front door.
- Use crosswalks whenever possible. Visit houses on one side of the street at a time and cross the street only at intersections or at marked crosswalks.
- Save your treats. Wait until you get home before sampling your treats. Though tampering is rare, a responsible adult should check out all treats and throw away any spoiled, unwrapped or suspicious items.
Each student was given a different historical photo of our community. The images are in black and white and some of the photos are over 100 years old. Students wrote about what they noticed in their photos and things that were different than our community today. We noticed people in the photos dressed differently and the houses were smaller. The cars had more chrome, whitewall tires and many of the roads weren’t paved. We created a bulletin board display at the front of the school which will remain there for the month of February. If you get the chance, be sure to see the students wonderful work!