Posted by: dbjaquith | March 16, 2014

Multicultural Day and Night

The Canadian flag is very popular with students, who discover how to cut out a silhouette of a maple leaf.

The Canadian flag is very popular with students, who discover how to cut out a silhouette of a maple leaf.

This past week Franklin School celebrated world cultures with a day of dances and an evening of sharing at booths created by families that highlight the unique culture and traditions of their countries of origin. Franklin School has been hosting Multicultural Night for many years and it has become a model for other Newton schools.

A third grade boy was so engaged with the flag of Wales that he continued during recess and brought it back to show his art teacher at the end of the day.

A third grade boy was so engaged with the flag of Wales that he continued during recess and brought it back to show his art teacher at the end of the day.

We observed world cultures in the Creativity Studio, where a table provided flag imagery, large pieces of color paper and smaller strips and rectangles for replicating world flags or designing new flags. This pop-up studio center was especially popular with children in grades K-2 and will repeat again this week due to many requests to continue creating flags.


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