Dear Parents, Students, Staff, and Friends,
Kindergarten classes are exploring the question: How can I learn about others? To answer this, they've explored the holidays and celebrations of different cultures in our community. Guest speakers came to kindergarten to share information, food and background information about a holiday they observe. Students learned about the Hmong New Year, Las Pasadas, Yule, Christmas, Hanukkah, Epiphany, and Indian Harvest Festival and always had plenty of questions. The visits included stories about the origin of the holiday, why it is important to that particular culture, and customary food, toys, clothing and plants. Students then identify elements of each holiday, and compare and contrast to find themes. At the end of the unit, the classes will use this research as a model to create their own celebration about peace using the common themes and elements in world celebrations they’ve discovered.
I.D.E.A.S. Academy is hosting a student Shadow Day on Thursday, February 18th, from 7:55 am to 3:06 pm. Students interested in experiencing a day at I.D.E.A.S. Academy are welcome to attend. For further information, contact Erica Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit the website at www.etudegroup.org.