2014-04-11 / Front Page

China Connections




Caitlin Whalen cooks stir-fried vegetables in her wok at Middle School of the Kennebunks’ annual China Connections night. Whalen and her seventh-grade classmates each studied a particular aspect of Chinese culture before presenting it in detail to members of the public Thursday, April 3. “This was one of the best China Connections ever,” said seventh-grade Global Studies teacher Fred Myers. “They (students) really understood the importance of being able to demonstrate their knowledge through their learning center.” Right, Molly Burne, a seventh grader from the Sylvanus team, reshapes the sand in her mini Zen garden. “A lot of people associate Zen gardens as being from Japan, but actually the first one was from China,” Burne said. Find the Post Facebook page for more China Connections photos. 
(Alex Acquisto photos) Caitlin Whalen cooks stir-fried vegetables in her wok at Middle School of the Kennebunks’ annual China Connections night. Whalen and her seventh-grade classmates each studied a particular aspect of Chinese culture before presenting it in detail to members of the public Thursday, April 3. “This was one of the best China Connections ever,” said seventh-grade Global Studies teacher Fred Myers. “They (students) really understood the importance of being able to demonstrate their knowledge through their learning center.” Right, Molly Burne, a seventh grader from the Sylvanus team, reshapes the sand in her mini Zen garden. “A lot of people associate Zen gardens as being from Japan, but actually the first one was from China,” Burne said. Find the Post Facebook page for more China Connections photos. (Alex Acquisto photos)

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