This term we have been looking at cultures other than our own. The
children have shown a lot of interest in 'The World' and we feel this is
important to follow up on their inquiry as there are very few cultures
other than "Aussie" represented here at OLC. As we all know this is
not the case in larger towns and cities any more and our children need
to be aware of and tolerant to traditions and customs other that the
ones we have here in our little town of Dunsborough.
On Thursday the 30th of November
between 9am and 11am we will have a special "Around the World Day" with the other Pre Primary class (PPB).
this occasion we would like to set up a number of 15 minute activities
that will give the children a glimpse into other cultures. We have
already secured a spot for Spanish castanet playing and a Spanish Dance
presentation. We would love some parent volunteers to share their
knowledge of another country with us. Art/craft, cooking, dance, music,
games and activities that last for about 15 minutes would be perfect.
It would be especially good if this activity is drawn from your own
cultural heritage and you could share your connection with this country
to the children.
If you would like to be helper on the day but don't wish to prepare an activity then please let us know too.
To make it extra special it would be great if the children could dress
in clothes from another country. We know this is a big ask
straight after Book Week Costumes but they don't
have to be fancy.
A simple addition of a beret would make a 'French
Connection', a Mexican sombrero, Indonesian sarong or a kimono...just a few ideas.
Please let us know if you are able to contribute or participate via email.