The day is quite a mega event - our biggest community event of the year. But it also a lot of fun for both parents, students and teachers alike.
Each teacher chose a country and an activity that the kids would do related to that country. I chose Mexico - why? Because I thought it would be fun :) No Mexican background here. At first I thought I would make Nachos - but who wants to eat nachos at 9am? Not me! So after looking at the net, I found some great ideas and decided to make a paper bag pinata!
|Welcome to Mexico (in Sydney Australia)|
All I needed was a paper bag for each kid, some newspaper to stuff it, a handful of lollies and a string to hang it up! I let the kids decorate their bag and promised me not to hit the pinata at school. My activity was definitely a hit :) We also did a very 'interesting' version of a Mexican hat dance (without the hat I might add) and learned how to say hello - Hola! Each class went to two other classes to do that activity so this took up our morning session.
|The starting items for the paper bag pinata|
That is my half filled plate at the bottom of the screen (and I filled it more and then went back for seconds).
YUM YUM YUM
After the food, there was an assembly/performance by students from our school and the local highschool. We had a Year 5 girl doing an awesome belly dance, our school dance group performing, the high school Islander boys doing some Maori dancing, the high school girls doing some Islander dancing and 6 little cuties from our school doing a Polish dance. Soooo cute.
The final thing we had running all day was a digital art show in our school hall where we had all taken photos of some art in our classrooms and it was displayed on some laptops for parents and community to look at.
Wow, congrats to you if you read my whole post. I hope you enjoyed reading about it as much as I enjoyed
eating being there.