Saturday, March 17, 2012

Columbian Flower Festival



My students are very lucky that they have Spanish class for 30 minutes 2x a week.  The teacher is a great lady and actually just won Teacher of the Year for our school.  She is from Columbia and wanted to bring a piece of her home and culture to our school.  On March 9th, our school held a Columbian Flower Festival.  Students created flowers out of tissue paper, foam, coffee filters, construction paper, pipe cleaners, etc and we decorated the halls.  Then at home students created "flower boxes" that they carried on their backs and paraded through the halls that afternoon.  The school was decorated (and is still decorated) beautifully!  Take a look at the fun event!!



















 

Friday, March 9, 2012

Slaves...Maids...Helpers??

Had to share... So yesterday as I was leaving school, I walked by the third grade girls in after school leaving the bathroom. We began small talk and then they wanted to tell me about what they were going to play later. The 2 black girls were excited because they were going to pretend to be this little white girl's slaves. Woah haha. So I had to have a quick impromptu lesson about why that might not be the best game. So they said okay they will be her maids. I began having flashbacks of The Help. I quickly ended it as you can play "helpers" and I quickly got out of there. The less I knew the better :-) You have to love their innocence!