SMIC –I Art for Charity Online Auction
It is said that if your zodiac sign is the Ox, you are known for your diligence, dependability, strength and determination. We all know that 2020 was not the most ideal year, however everyone had the strength and determination to make the best of it. In a sense, we all had the spirit of the “Ox” in us, refusing to be defeated by 2020. This sort of resilience was especially shown by our students here at SMIC. They have been diligently working this entire school year, not letting 2020 get the best of them.
We are so proud of all our students’ accomplishments this year. Whether it is their progress in academics or countless projects they encounter, they continue to show their determination in completing all of these tasks. These last few weeks, our Early Childhood students, K1, K2 and Grade 1 students have been working passionately in getting ready for our Chinese New Year celebration. Their dedication was incredible. With great excitement, our students were grateful to have our Chancellor and COO start off the celebration with the SMIC Odiako drum and gong on January 11th, 2021.
After the great showcase of the students’ dancing and drumming skills, K1 and K2 students continued to wow us with their talents. These students had a phenomenal performance, whether it was singing, dancing, or both. Each class had prepared a special presentation. The students were able to apply the knowledge they learned about Chinese culture and traditions into their program.
The students also learned about the great mythical dragon. They learned that the dragon represents power, strength, and good fortune. The students then applied this knowledge into creating their own class dragon. The DIY dragon was to be auctioned off in order to raise money for under privileged children here in China through the Art for Charity foundation. SMIC has been working closely with Art for Charity in the last few years. It is such a great feeling to have, supporting such a great cause with our students.
To continue supporting this great cause, on January 12th, our students not only had continuous lessons on Chinese Culture and tradition, they also worked on specific art pieces. All of their artwork represented traditional Chinese culture. All of our students’ artworks were used in raising money to be donated to the Art for Charity foundation. We want to send a special thanks to our parents for their tremendous support in this event. Without you, we could not do this. Without our students, we could not succeed in creating a better world. It is said that little things make the biggest difference, and we are choosing to make a better future!