Halloween and holiday money spent | 万圣节及其他节日的花费

Today in class Emma asked how much money people spent on Halloween every year.   So, the class went on doing research on this question.

Here are what the children have found out:

People spent about $6.9 billion on Halloween each year. That’s a lot!   But why do people spent so much money on Halloween?!

The wisest answer among us may actually be children, whose uncluttered minds spoke the following super impressive and honest words (credit to Vickie, our little teacher and author):

If people didn’t spend so much money on Halloween, then we could use all that money to improve buildings, roads, the Navy, Army, Air Force etc.  Plus, why don’t the people save the money for retirement or to just to pay off their college student loan or mortgage.

Later in the class Jonathan asked how much do people spend on other holidays. We started making a list of Holidays and about how much dollars they spend each year.

  • Halloween: 6.9 billion
  • St.Patrick’s day: about 4.6 billion
  • Valentines day: about 19.7 billion
  • Mothers day: about 21.4 billion
  • Fathers day: about 16 billion
  • 4-Day Black Friday Weekend: 5.7 billion
  • Christmas: 465 billion
  • 4th of July: 6.7 billion

That’s a lot of money spent on holidays!!  We will discuss more in the next class.

The white lion | 白狮子

Today in class we talked about the story called “The White Lion”.    The young minds remember and tell that story so well.

The story is about a little white lion.

The story began in a dark night where the white lion and his big brother were waiting for their mother to come back with dinner.  They were small cubs.    The brother of the white lion went to see if their mother was close by.

But a snake bit his brother and ate him.  The little white lion ran as fast as he could from the snake.  He got lost so he just climbed a tree to rest in for the night.  Meanwhile in a village close by villagers were running out of food. The villagers sent a boy to go to the woods to look for food.
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