Tonight was International Night at school. We serenaded by the entire lower school waving flags representing the various countries they have been studying all year. They have done crafts, learn facts, prepared and tried new foods. The girls Pre-K class partnered with a kindergarten class in Canada and have exchanged packages and also Skyped with their northern friends on the smart board in the classroom. It's been pretty fabulous. Before I go any further.. if you haven't already seen THIS on Stephen's FB page.. I suggest you click and enjoy.
Moving on. After the performance there was a fun skit by some of the 3rd graders (?) in Spanish and then the entire 3rd grade class did this fun song where they named all the South American countries and their capitals. Then half the alphabet of parents were released to do the next phase of the night and the rest of us watched a great video compilation of each classroom and what they had done in studying their various countries.
Then it was our turn to move on. This meant visiting the girls classroom to pick up their little Passports (complete with little photos of them inside - eek! the cuteness!!). Then we got to visit each classroom and get their passports stamped and take a look first hand at what the teachers and kids had been learning. It.Was.Awesome.
In India (Kindergarten) the girls were thrilled to recognize the Indian music playing in the background as the same music we hear on Sundays in the car on the way home from Church. They reminded us that Baby Adam lives in India and then went straight for the beautiful clothing some kind family agreed to share. Had to take a picture with their favorite sparkly dress.
Then in Kenya there were the Giraffes. For those who aren't aware Ada's absolute favorite animal on the planet is a "B'Jaff". She can say it the right way now but man it was so cute the old way. Margot is trying out a new look for the camera.. again.
Brazil brought with it Carnival and the girls went straight for the fancy. Indicating favorites here.
Guatemala had some beautiful dolls .. like a bee to honey are my girls to fanciness.
Guatemala also had one of these.. a marimba? Perhaps? Forgot.
Tonight was one of those nights that I was overwhelmed with the blessing of being a part of this school. I have no idea how many years that blessing will last but I am so grateful for each day in this community.