On Tuesday, we headed south of the border to Mexico! The Ladybugs made sombreros to wear and papel cortados to decorate our room. We ate warm quesadillas and creamy avocadoes for snack and learned how to say "hola" to our friends. We found Mexico on a map and played with Mexican dolls and maracas. After listening to festive Latin tunes all day, we couldn't resist rockin' out to "La Bamba" at day's end!
Wednesday took us far east to China. We glued glitter to dragon puppets, painted orange koy at the easel, and used scissors to snip paper lanterns. The Ladybugs whipped out their new chopsticks at snack time, when we dined on long noodles (so that we may live long lives) and oranges (so that those lives may be sweet!). The Ladybugs were enthralled by photos of The Great Wall and Chinese temples. Also on Wednesday, Pastor Amy talked about the lives of several specific children around the world and how they worship God differently.
The Ladybugs learned how to say "guten tag" as we ended the week in Germany. They rolled pretzels out of Play Doh, built windmills out of paper, and made edelweiss hats fit with flowers and feathers. We bypassed the typical sausage and sauerkraut and instead served pretzels and homemade apple strudel at snack! YUM! Mrs. S had the Ladybugs dancing and smiling, as she led us in a world dance party! We listened to music and played instruments from Mexico, Russia, India, and China. After three days of learning how much fun other cultures can be, we hope the Ladybugs learned that although we may look different, we are all loved by God.
Thank you, parents, for filling out and returning the pre-conference worksheets this week. We look forward to bragging to you on Monday about how smart and adorable your Ladybug is!
Next week, the Ladybugs will learn about Thanksgiving and what it means to be thankful in their precious lives. Please don't forget about our very special, school-wide Thanksgiving feast Thursday morning. It's one of those moments you just don't want to miss. Have a wonderful weekend, and we'll see you Monday morning.
Ms. Shannon and Ms. Tammy