Hello, World Travelers!
Today, we visited the exciting country of South Africa. We learned that Africa has the influences of many European and Asian countries. You can truly see this within their rainbow cuisine! Foods and spices came from other countries with the people who traveled to Africa to live.
Storyteller, Tammy Denease, came to share African fables with our students, including stories about Anasi with us. Students learned that Anasi is a West African god.
He often takes the shape of a spider and is considered to be the god of all knowledge of stories. He is also one of the most important characters of the West Africa culture because his stories teach important lessons.
Miss Tammy also told the story of the first African American pilot, Bessie Coleman. She encouraged students to believe in themselves and to follow their dreams with hard work, perseverance, dedication and passion!
Students in Arts & Crafts students learned about African arts, fashion and design. Students created their own African necklaces by painting elaborate designs onto their cut paper plates.
In Writer's Theater, students preformed the play How Animals Got Their Beautiful Coats. Students created their own animal mask to accompany the play. It was awesome!
Students played a variety of games including the popular Speedball in Movement & Games. Students had a BLAST running around during that rotation!
To end our day, Carnival Trio delighted us with their musical entertainment, history of instruments and musical influences from various cultures. And everyone was able to participate in their activities! What a great day in South Africa!
Pack your bags because tomorrow we are heading to Native Alaska!! Brrr!