I had the day off on Monday (a flex day we get if we don't have snow days) so I went to school with Aiden and we had a little Tet celebration. Aiden was very excited to show off his ao dai....I didn't check it ahead of time and a few of the buttons had fallen off. He didn't care! We read two books- Ten Mice for Tet and a book about the Dragon Dance, watched a lion dance video, shared toys from Vietnam and had choco pies and moon cakes for snack. I hadn't planned on the moon cakes but when we went to the Asian market to get red envelopes to pass out, Aiden saw them and insisted on buying them. I cut up very small pieces and most of the kids at least tried them!
We also made dragon masks that I found here. Thanks Christine! The kids loved coloring them and adding jewels. We had a great celebration and I was happy to be able to share Aiden's heritage with his class!