10 Jun

El Primer Carnaval en el Lower School!

Did you hear about snow cones, empanadas, a cultural dress and salsa dancing on Mr. Rocky’s Field?  Those were just some of the features of the Lower School’s first CARNAVAL!

The Lower School students experienced a Colombian CARNAVAL as a means of celebrating all that they learned during a unit of study on the country of Colombia during their Spanish classes this year.

The goal of this year’s study was to expose students to the cultural products, practices and perspectives of Colombia, while learning Spanish.

The students in preschool through second grade learned about foods, music, dance and the traditional Flower Festival.

The students in third, fourth and fifth grades read a collection of Rafael Pombo’s children stories, learned about chivas: a traditional mode of transportation, the cultivation and making of Colombian coffee and the art of Fernando Botero.

We look forward to sharing the country of focus for the 2016-17 school year.