Hi everyone, here is the combined blog post for the months of November and December.
During the month of November, the students participated in an event known as “Día Internacional contra a Violencia de Género” recognized throughout Galicia to promote an end to gender-based violence. Each student in Parga left their handprint on a large poster in a show of support to end gender-based violence.
Later in November, students in the 3rd and 4th grade recreated a famous painting by Joan Miró. Each student was required to recreate at least two squares of the original painting. After spending many arts and crafts periods working diligently, the final product was spectacular.
Finally, towards the end of the month, the students learned about Thanksgiving and its origin as a holiday within the United States. In order to celebrate the holiday, students created their own turkeys, each with feathers describing what they are thankful for this holiday season.
In preparation for end of the trimester exams, the 5th and 6th grade English classes participated in a game of Jeopardy. Similar to the American game show, categories and questions pertaining to our class subject matter were provided on the big screen for the students. The classes were split into three teams each with their own team name. Jeopardy proved to be an interesting way to prepare the students for their exams while having fun. We will definitely be playing Jeopardy for each unit we have for the rest of the year.
In December, the entire school prepared performances for the annual Christmas Festival. The various performances consisted of dance numbers, singing, acrosports, school appropriate raps and even musical performances by some of the faculty members. The festival concluded with a visit by Santa Clause, who brought a sack full of goodies for all of the students. All in all, the day was a fantastic send-off for the students and faculty as they left to enjoy their two week holiday break. Here are the links to many of the performances. Enjoy!