This week..we had an opportunity to learn about different traditions. On Monday, May 1st, the students learned about Lei-Day/May Day, a Hawaiian tradition. They had fun learning to hula. They listened to Hawaiian music, and their favorite song was “Somewhere Over the Rainbow”, by Israel Kamakawiwo’ole. They also made their own Leis. They showed so much concentration as they threaded the needles through the petals. They were so proud of their finished work. As part of this lesson they also learned about islands. Later in the week we learned about “Cinco de Mayo”. The children learned a simple dance step for the Mexican Hat Dance. They loved the fast and slow movements we were able to do. The weather was great, so we took our instruments outside and played along to the music. A group of the students couldn’t wait to dance in the middle of the circle. We also learned about flags, as we compared the flag of the United States to the flag of Mexico. On Friday we made tacos and had sweet treats from our Piñata. The children loved the opportunity to make their own tacos. We experienced many new learning opportunities this week from books related to learning about Lei Day and Cinco de Mayo, to new vocabulary words, as well as fun with new dances.
Thank you to Mrs. Svozil for the personalized bags for the children. They used them for their Piñata treats.
Finally, thank you for the donations of supplies!
Looking forward..we will join our school and parish community in celebrating May Crowning on Monday.