A Cross-Division Chinese Celebration

Eighth grade students studying Chinese visited the Upper Schoolers to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival. The classes, along with a few parents, experimented in the kitchen as they made moon cakes, a traditional dessert served during the festivities.

Ninth grader Nadine Mudd ’22 shared, β€œIt’s great that we can celebrate a Chinese holiday here.” She and her peers embraced the opportunity to experience such a wonderful cultural tradition as part of their Mandarin 400 class.

After making moon cakes, students video-chatted with a local chef to learn about some of the traditional Chinese food items found at his bakery. During their visit, the students also learned how matcha tea is made. It was a great opportunity for students to practice their conversational skills, as the question-and-answer session was conducted exclusively in Mandarin.