World Culture Connection
- What are some special traditions your family has?
- If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go?
- Why do you think differences are important?
Younger grades focused on the hijab (a head covering worn in public by some Muslim women). We have been working hard to identify how groups of people are alike and different. One difference, of course, is that different cultures wear different clothing!
Next stop, Laos! We can't wait to begin our next country in Asia.
Brr! This month we continue learning about sunny Mexico. Students are super excited to learn more about music, dance, the Spanish language, and the history of the Mexican flag! Students play games, make crafts, and read books! We also learned about cognates, words that look similar and mean the same thing in two languages. Next stop: Brazil!
Note: See below for some fun books that we explored in class!
Our studies led us to indigenous people of North America. We explored similarities and differences between tribes. The kids enjoyed seeing traditional dancing and clothing along with some native language and creation stories. At the end of the month we transitioned to Central America, and began our study of Mexico during the week of Dia de los Muertos. Dia de los Muertos is a Mexican holiday when Mexican people celebrate loved ones that have passed. Ask your child if they enjoyed their Mexican treat!
Note: See below for a book that we explored in class!
This month we spent time learning about where we are in the world. We thought about our own culture at school, at home, and within our community. We noticed that each of us share many similarities and differences, even among the people we spend time with every day!
Note: See below for some books that we explored in class!