During the month of January the school-wide theme was “Cultures,” during which each age level studied a different country. The Cultures theme was so exciting - the school was alive with the commitment of each class to the country that they were studying.
We celebrated this unit by sharing the information they had attained during our third annual World’s Fair. On January 27th the children boarded the Heartworks Airways to fly around the world (around the school) visiting other countries. Represented at the Fair were Australia (Sarah’s class), China (Cassie’s class), Japan (Amy and Megan’s classes), Mexico (Katherine’s class) and Kenya (Maria, Heather and Caila’s classes).
At each stop the children had their passports stamped, marking their visit. The flights rotated so each class had an opportunity to return to their home country (their own classroom) to teach the other classes some fun facts about their country. It was quite impressive to hear the presentations from the children; they retained so much information about their countries - everything from local cuisine, indigenous animals, musical instruments, traditional dances, the flags, the language - so much was represented!