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What will you wear?

What will you wear?

Are you scrambling in the closet for costumes? It’s time to answer that question: “What will you wear?”

This morning, several of the children in the Elementary class (the class for 6-12 year-olds) came to school dressed differently.  Some of us have special occasion dress:   some, with a hat or a poncho or a hand-sewn tunic, transformed ourselves into representatives of many more cultures:

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When we got to school, we first shared a cup of tea and posed for a few pictures.

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When we got to school, we first shared a cup of tea and posed for a few pictures.

Some of us came as ourselves and represented our country, The United States, which was fun, too. In some countries, like Great Britain, Norway, Sweden and Australia, the dress is pretty much like ours anyway.  Even the season is not so different near the Equinox, so we had fun with it.

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The soccer players from Spain, Norway and Great Britain and a bloke representing Australia.

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Representing Sweden.

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Representing Israel.

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The rain stopped for our procession to the Primary Classes and Toddler Community.

Mid-morning, we formed a procession and walked over to the Primary classes and to the Toddler Community, too.

We were happily looking forward to seeing our Primary teachers and guides.

Along the way we talked about who we might see.

Along the way we talked about who we might see.

Jennifer's class was ready for us. They listened to our presentations and waiting for us to walk back out, around their work mats, before going back to work.

Jennifer’s class was ready for us. They listened to our presentations and waited for us to walk out, around their work mats, before going back to work.

After dropping by the Toddler Community, we walked up the path to Lisa's class.

After dropping by the Toddler Community, we visited Millie’s class, and then walked up the path to Lisa’s class.

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We enjoyed giving the name of the group we represented and one fact about the culture we represented.

We enjoyed giving the name of the country or the culture we represented and one fact about it.

This t-shirt illustrates the alphabet of the language of Eritrea.

This t-shirt illustrates the alphabet of the language of Eritrea, for example.

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Suzanne's class listened very carefully.

Suzanne’s class listened carefully.

We ended up out by the office where we got hugs from Sue. We gave more information about the cultures and details about the elements of our dress.

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We ended up out by the office where we got hugs from Sue, and gave more information, words from the languages we had learned about and details about the elements of our dress.

We were especially proud of the fact that Rose had joined us in dressing up.

Back at the classroom, we enjoyed treats from around the world.

Then we had a great Irish Folk band entertain us with ballads and dance songs.  We danced in a circle, in a spiral and in pairs before it was time to go to Fellowship Hall for P.E. We loved twirling in our scarves, skirts and other trailing elements of our costumes.

So, what will you wear this weekend? Do you already have something planned, or will you be looking through the closet for a belt, a hat, an apron, or some lovely forgotten something that will lend its particular character to your look?

Either way, have fun, be safe, and thank you for reading our blog!

 

 

 

 

2017-11-14T22:22:39+00:00By |annual events, Elementary|