3rd Annual Culture Day - WOW!
Our student and community support for Culture Day brought great results in 2018 with representation of cultures from around the world, shared in more ways than ever before.
Due to the enthusiastic response of our community to educate others about their cultural heritage, planners decided to expand beyond the confines of the gym this year. With Asia and Judaism in the Library, Africa in the Art Room, Europe in the Gym, The Islands in the Outdoor Classroom, and the Americas, Deaf Culture and Civil Rights in the Dining Room, we were able to slow down and take in the information presented about each region during the rotation of timed visits.
With 26 booths, 22 countries and cultures, over sixty 3rd through 8th grade student presenters, and 30 parent volunteers, each region was presented in unique and creative ways. Examples and information about clothing, customs, games, art, sports, geography, language, ethnicity, politics, history, native flora and fauna, and of course, food were all joyously shared. It was truly an amazing afternoon!
North America, South America,
Deaf Culture and Civil Rights
To conclude that afternoon, at 2:35 we all gathered in the Gym to enjoy recorded and live performances which included Irish Dance, and songs from Korea, Nigeria, Ghana, and Colombia performed by our fourth graders, kindergarteners, students of the Hester Academy of Irish Dance, and members of Sra. Costales’ After School Spanish Club.