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Greek Fest ends our Greek Study
On October 31st, our third through fifth grade students at Antioch celebrated our study of Greece by having a Greek Festival. There was an Olympic competition of various track and field activities, the students learned a Greek dance, and there was a video about Greece shown. Awards ceremonies were held with students winning a gold, silver or bronze medal. The recipients were crowned with olive laurel wreaths when they received their awards.
Lisa Schilling and Cynthia Simpson. our AIG teachers, spearheaded the festival with the help of parent, Lisa-Leigh Schwartz. The Globalization Committee at the school brainstormed and came up with the basic plans, and Mrs. Schilling, Mrs. Simpson, and Mrs. Robinson came up with the overall plan. Our special area teachers helped facilitate the event, as well.
The main purpose for the events were to expose the students to part of the Greek culture. "They were able to immerse themselves in Greek traditional activities, such as dancing. The kids had a great time learning from Mrs. Vrettos, a parent, and dancing with their class," said Mrs. Schilling.
Our parents were a huge help with the festival, especially Mrs. Schwartz and Mrs. Vrettos. They made Greek treats for the staff, too, which were thoroughly enjoyed!
Written by: Kathy Gwinn
Posted: Nov 13, 2011 by Kathy Gwinn