We have a great time last week celebrating International Week!
On Monday, Lucas and XiaoMi’s Mums came in to share some traditional Chinese snacks with us: some children enjoyed them a lot, others were not so keen!
On Tuesday we had Lara’s Mum come in to read us a story (Monkey Puzzle), in Chinese – all the children were very engaged and interested to see if the monkey would ever find his Mum!
Later that day, Pierce’s Mum came in to share some Mexican culture with us. She showed us papel picado, which are colourful flags made of tissue paper each with an intricate design cut into them. These are put on display for special celebrations and occasions. We then did a piñata craft, gluing coloured paper onto paper donkey cut-outs. We ended our morning listening and dancing to Mexican music, specifically the Ballet Folklorico.
On Wednesday, Lily’s Mum came in to do a craft with us using a well-known Canadian symbol: the maple leaf. We used red and yellow to paint over maple leaves, so that when the paint dried and we removed the maple leaves, we had our own maple leaf tree!
On Thursday, Lucy’s Mum came in to share with us the traditional Korean dress, hanbok. She had brought in Lucy’s hanbok and showed us what it looked like and the different pieces one person wears. We then watched a video about the different hanboks a person wears depending on the occasion. We also listened to a well-known Korean children’s song, “Three Bears.” We ended our time learning about the Korean culture with a craft where we decorated paper hanboks and put them onto popsicle sticks with our faces so that we were all able to have our own hanboks!
We ended our week with the International Day Parade and a potluck outside with Nursery A.
Thank you to Jackie, Maria, Snow, Adhar, Karie and Susan for coming in to share some of your cultures with us and thank you all for joining us at our post-parade potluck!