Friday, May 29, 2015

International Day is Here!

Today is May 29 and here at Hillwood we celebrate International Day. It is a day where all the kids show where they're from and each student brings a food from their culture. We start the day with the normal day academics and during lunch time, each class goes out on the yard for a big feast. Parents are invited to come join us. We have a choice of wearing an outfit from our culture, Hawaiian clothes, or uniform. The k-1st class brings a dessert from their culture and the 2-8th grades bring a dish. Each class writes a little bit about their heritage on paper and the 5-8th grade also makes a flag to go with it. These essays give people a little information about each students heritage.

After eating and chatting with friends and family, parents can pick their children up or they can choose to pick them up when school ends. If the students decide to stay, the teachers plan out what the kids are going to do for the rest of the day.
International day has been going on for many years and it is a time where kids and parents try different foods that they've never tried before.

Asiana: "what do you like about International Day?"
Claire: "I like that we are able to learn about other people's culture and it's cool to get a taste of what their culture eats."
Asiana"what is your favorite part about this day?"
Claire: "I like how the food tastes because it is so good!"

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