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Christmas Around the World
Ms. Sharpe continued her tradition of celebrating â€œChristmas Around the Worldâ€ this year with her students. Gustavo Arevalo, UCPS Latino Outreach Coordinator, and Mrs. Thompson, Assistant Principal, shared with students how Christmas is celebrated in South America and Mexico. Students learned about the 12 Days of Christmas and â€œLas Posadas,â€ a tradition of going house to house to sing songs. They also learned about â€œRosca de Reyes,â€ a traditional bread that is eaten on â€œThree Kings Dayâ€ with a token inside. The person who gets the piece with the token, tradition says, will have to plan to host the next party for everyone present. Students had an opportunity to ask questions and to participate in fun activities such as choosing gifts for the shoes left out on January 6th, â€œThree Kings Day,â€ and decorating a Poinsettia as they talked about it as an important symbol of the holiday season both here in the U.S. as well as in many Spanish speaking countries.
Written by: Stacie Thompson
Posted: Dec 15, 2010 by Casey Rimmer