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San Diego students make moon cakes for Mid-Autumn Festival

October 4, 2022

San Diego News, Sept. 16, 2022

Students in the Mandarin language programs at PBMS had a taste of the Mid-Autumn Moon Festival on Sept. 7 and 8 as they prepared and then feasted upon their own mooncakes. A rich pastry typically filled with sweet beans, egg yolk, or custard, mooncakes are traditionally eaten throughout the autumn festival, which is based on the legend of Chang’e, the Moon goddess in Chinese mythology. PBMS Mandarin language teacher Yan Yan and parent volunteers provided the baking supplies and instruction (delivered in Mandarin, of course) to groups of students enrolled in either the Mandarin immersion program or the introduction to Mandarin language classes. Cultural activities such as this one incorporate Mandarin reading, writing, and speaking skills and also (literally) add flavor to classroom learning. Yan hopes making mooncakes becomes an annual tradition at the school.

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