A notice went home today about our holidaay program where we collect gifts to provide to students who may not be as fortunate as we are. My class is collecting gifts for girls ages in Grades 1 or 2. In addition, we are collecting toothbrushes, toothpaste, mitts, and holiday treats as well. We are collecting donations until WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 14TH. I have attached the notice on this post just in case id didn’t make it home!
If you are wondering what all those green, red, and black papers are all about, today students continued to explore holidays by learning about a special mat used by people who celebrate Kwanzaa. The mat is called a mkeka. Students practiced their cutting and weaving skills (it was not easy!) and they all did a fabulous job. The only problem is that many of the mkeka fell apart when transported home so if you’re looking for an activity on a cold day have your child teach you about Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and the mkeka!