Every school gave me such a warm welcome! From the parking lot:
to the foyers:
I was greeted with dragons:
and even Ling and Ting!
One school even performed for me, with a Chinese folk song and ribbon dance:
isn't that amazing?
Because these Ohio schools really loved reading and books! One school decided to make a dragon, with the scales representing student reading (I think every time a student finished a book they could add a scale onto the dragon). As you can see, it became a very, very long dragon!
|it just went on and on and on!|
I was incredibly impressed when at an afternoon event they specifically served all the food that was mentioned in Dumpling Days. From the pineapple cakes:
to Pocky and oranges:
and, of course, the dumplings!
I wish I had had them cater my Dumpling Days book launch!
All the schools were so wonderful that it would be impossible to mention all the great things they each did. But I will finish this post with this introduction that the students gave me before one of my presentations:
Thanks so much, Ohio schools!!!