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Our Kindergartners Participate in "Global" Bunny Workshop
Our Kindergarteners have been learning about the economy in our “Bunny Workshop.” We learned about producers and consumers, wants and needs, spending and saving, and more. The students then became producers to make products from a variety of countries. They earned money, which they will spend at our “Bunny Sale,” where they may buy the products that each class created.
Mr. Hart’s class studied the country of China and produced three items from various regions in China including Chinese lanterns, tangrams (Chinese Puzzle), and a Chinese drum with the symbol for strength printed on it.
In the Splash class, we have been learning about Colombia and Spain. Now we know where Colombia and Spain are on the World Map. We have learned about their culture, likes, food, typical celebrations, music and people. Now we know that in Colombia, people have a carnival in a city called Barranquilla and dress up like “Marimondas”. Marimondas are funny, noisy and like music and party at all time; that is why they just show up in this Carnival. In Spain, people dance the flamenco. This a very traditional, typical dance in which women wear an elegant dress and high heel shoes. While they dance, they make noise with their feet and move their hands playing the castanets. These are typical music instruments from Spain, too.
Ms. Dannemiller’s class has been learning about our own country, The United States of America. We made products from three different states/regions of America: North Carolina, Hawaii and The South. For North Carolina we made an airplane for the Wright brother’s first flight, Hawaiian leis and banjos for bluegrass music from the South. We also made American flags and discussed some important symbols of America.
Mr. Snyder’s class has been studying Russia. We are doing a comparison between the US and Russia. The students will be learning a lullaby and a dance. Also, they have been making a type of Faberge egg, beaded necklaces, and matryoshka nesting dolls.
Mrs. Livesey’s class has explored India, locating it on the map, learning about the flag, and the national symbols for India. We then created bangle bracelets, decorated with sequins, an elephant mask, and a rangoli design of colored rice, which the people of India use during their Diwali Festival of Lights celebration.
All of our products and what we learned during our study will be displayed during Shiloh’s International Festival before the students have their “Bunny Sale.” Visit the Kindergarten hallway to see this learning about our global economy or ask a kindergartener about what they’ve learned. They’ll be happy to share with you this new knowledge!
Written by: Kindergarten Team
Posted: May 05, 2014 by Mark Greene