Thursday, November 6, 2008


Our Halloween tradition in second grade is to have a multicultural day. Our current thematic unit is called "Many Cultures," so it's a good opportunity to incorporate some learning into a crazy day. The students were supposed to dress up as someone from any country or culture. It's always fun to see what they come up with. One mom made her daughter a beautiful geisha outfit, a girl who was born in China wore a traditional Chinese blouse, another represented her family's favorite Mexican soccer team, we even had a Southern Belle. Of course there were also football players, a soldier, a firefighter, a cat, a cheerleader, and such. Two of the girls in my class do traditional Mexican dancing, so they gave us a little demonstration. The students really enjoyed watching their classmates perform.

(Sorry for the terrible picture. I have some really good ones, but since these are not my own children, I figure I shouldn't post their pictures online.)

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