Happy Year of the Rat!

 

Each animal of the Chinese New Year has certain characteristics. The Rat is said to be an animal of wit, imagination, curiosity, and resourcefulness. They are very observant and, with those skills, can better understand the people and situations around them. The Year of the Rat is a time for new beginnings and a year to recognize new opportunities and make the best of them.

Cultural Presentation for Your School Classroom

 

The Questers' Way Team is still active in our community and excited to spread ripples and make a positive impact! We are visiting classrooms this January and February and sharing a cultural presentation about the Chinese New Year.  The presentation takes less than thirty minutes. It includes a story about a race between the 12 zodiac animals, positive character traits for each, and some ideas for how to demonstrate strong character.  We also give students and teachers some simple exercises for maintaining focus in the classroom.  There is no charge for the presentation or materials.

Contact us at TheTeam@questersway.com to schedule a visit!

RED ENVELOPE GIFTS

During the two weeks of celebration during Chinese New Year, families often gift children red envelops with money or chocolate treats. We invite you to reverse that tradition by giving a family member a gift of your character and kindness.

Choose the animal that best fits the gift you'd like to give to someone special!

 THE RAT 

Intelligent and quick thinking. Uses these talents to help others. Hard workers.

Gift: “I will help out with a household project or find another way to be a helpful family member.”

 THE OX 

Dependable and trustworthy. Make good leaders. Loyal to friends and good listeners.

Gift: “I will demonstrate how dependable I am by following through on whatever you ask of me.”

 THE TIGER 

Courageous and strong. Stand up for their friends. Warm and honest.

Gift: “When I have to do something that makes me nervous or uncomfortable, I will do my best to be brave and do what needs to be done.”

 THE RABBIT 

Gentle and compassionate. Creative and make good decisions. Strong socially.

Gift: “I will be sensitive to how you feel and try to behave in a way that makes you feel good.”

 THE DRAGON 

Confident and passionate. Strive for excellence. Generous towards others.

Gift: “I will be sensitive to how you feel and try to behave in a way that makes you feel good.”

 THE SNAKE 

Good communicator and courteous. Make good decisions. Like to help others.

Gift: “I will try to make good decisions and do what you would expect me to do.”

 THE HORSE 

Resourceful, enthusiastic, and energetic. Work at self-improvement. Lead groups well.

Gift: “I will take care of my responsibilities with enthusiasm and a smile on my face.”

 THE GOAT 

Artistic and good natured. Good team players. Offer support to help group success.

Gift: “I will offer to help a sibling or friend with something that they are struggling with like a school project or practicing for an activity.”

 THE MONKEY 

Good problem solvers with many talents. Adaptable and humorous. Gets along well with others.

Gift: “I will find the humor in a stressful situation and find a way to solve things without getting upset.”

 THE ROOSTER 

Observant and resourceful. Good at keeping others organized. Persistent personal achievers.

Gift: “I will take responsibility by getting organized and keeping track of my possessions and tasks.”

 THE DOG 

Friendly and faithful. Strong empathy towards others. Finish things they start.

Gift: “I will follow through and finish a task once I begin it.”

 THE PIG 

Generous and supportive. Gives to others first. Practical and thinks things through.

Gift: “I will choose to share with others and let them go first when playing a game or activity.”

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