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Muir celebrates Chinese New Year

Feb 18, 2021 11:17AM ● By Becky Ginos

BOUNTIFUL—Muir Elementary students usually celebrate the Chinese New Year with activities and a dragon parade through the school. But just like everything else, things looked different at the Chinese immersion school this year due to COVID.

“It’s hard to celebrate with COVID,” said fifth-grade teacher Megan Nelson. “So we decided to do an art project with everybody.”

Each grade created a piece of a Chinese dragon by decorating paper plates then hanging it on the wall. “It was really fun,” said Nelson. “All the teachers worked together and the Chinese teacher gave us some reading passages to teach in language arts. It was a different dynamic.”

It was fun to work together too, she said. “I think that’s an important message to the kids that during hard times we need to come together as a group.”