International Costume Parade: One day during International Week, the children all dressed up in International costumes. It’s time for the big parade!
Wow! Lots of parents were waiting for our arrival in the Upper Recreation Hall!
International week presentation (Part 2): Germany – Mrs. Boehmert came to our class to share with us how the children in Germany celebrate Saint Martin’s feast on November 11th. They make paper lanterns and carry them in a procession.
We learned about the country’s geography, referring to a map. We also tasted some freshly baked German bread.
We were shown different types of lanterns that the children might make for the festival. Then we made our own lantern decorations.
The same week we learned about the United States of America: Mr. and Mrs. Nash along with Mrs. Farmer talked to us about their native country. We also had a quizz about sports, popular children’s names in America, food, and so much more.
Halloween – We made jack-o’-lantern baskets and learned how to fold two strips of paper into springs for the arms and legs.
One of the popular classes of Saint Maur’s Adult Enrichment Program is for the parents to dress in an Indian costume. Our Indian moms volunteered to show any interested parents how to wear a beautiful Sari, consisting of a long strip of cloth that can be wrapped around in various ways.
The moms wanted to show the children their beautiful Indian costumes, so they came up on the roof during recess time. The children were excited to see their moms participating in Indian culture!
The parents are excited to learn new things, just like the children! That’s what the Adult Enrichment is all about… to promote life-long learning.
And, here is a two year old making his own discoveries in class, beginning his life-long learning.