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Celebrating Harvest Moon and Mooncakes with Mrs. Howard
Celebrating Harvest Moon and Mooncakes with Mrs. Howard
Michelle Bellard
Thursday, September 19, 2019

Today, Mrs. Howard is sharing the Chinese culture through literature. She wore a traditional Chinese silk shirt while reading A Big Mooncake for Little Star written by Grace Lin. The students were given an opportunity to see a Mooncake. 

A Mooncake, in the Chinese culture represents togetherness and completeness. These are typically shared during the Harvest Moon at the Mid-Autumn Festival. It represents a time of reunion and prosperity for families much like the union of Big Star and Little Star in the story. 

Literature is a great way to expose students to many traditions. Literature spans multi-subject areas. The book introduced the phases of Earth's moon through a story. At Mariposa, we are lucky to have amazing instructors in all areas who value the importance of expanding our students knowledge through words and experiences.