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Sunday, May 5, 2013

Multicultural Day in Our Little Town

Friday was our Multicultural Day and it was so informational. Well, it was FUN too, but I wasn't sure if I was supposed to admit that we have fun enjoyable times in school!
This is something we do every year in our building. If you want to read about last year you can click HERE. I didn't share any pictures, but that's because I was such a newbie. Today I have pictures for you.

We are a small town of about 10,000 people, yet we are able each year to find many people from around the world who are happy to come and share their cultures with us.

 First we all decorate outside our classrooms. This is for England.

This is for Armenia. We couldn't find a lot about  this country except that this is where Noah's Ark was found after the great flood! We had 2 students from our  high school exchange program who talked about Armenia.

The guest from Netherlands was here to share many things with us.

If you look through the Euro (the money they use) you can see other pictures in it.

Tulips are from Holland in the Netherlands. She told us that when the people were hungry during WWII they would eat the Tulip bulb. You can also eat the petals of the tulips. . . I learned something new!
India was very cool! This guest set up 4 stations to rotate through. One for snacks from India, one for trying on the jewelry, one for getting painted or tattooed, and one for writing their names in India letters. 

 You can't see it very well, but they do have dots painted on their foreheads!

She even brought lots of outfits for her helpers to wear!


Mexico is very important to us because about  40% of our school is Hispanic.

This room was for Dominica  in the morning.

And it was for the country of Tonga in the afternoon.

She showed us the many things that are from Dominica.

By the end of the day we all have jet lag, but oh did we learn a lot today!


1 comment:

  1. What an awesome event Patty! Your helpers looked amazing and what a fun way for the kids to learn. Love it!

    ~Christy & Tammy
    Fluttering Through First Grade


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