Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Holiday Celebrations

It's been quite a festive and spirited week here in Sky Class. Every morning children and their families are invited to sing with Joanna and the CFS community in the multi from 8:20- 8:45. If you haven't joined yet, please consider coming out to sing holiday songs tomorrow morning. It's a great way to celebrate the season together. 

Today we celebrated Kwanzaa together as a community. Several 4th years gave up their lunch and snack recesses to learn a traditional African dance, which they performed for the entire lower school and some special guests. The dancers also shared some information about Kwanzaa and in Sky Class we read Seven Candles for Kwanzaa to learn more about the holiday. It is typical to share nuts and berries with family and friends during Kwanzaa, so the lower school had a shared snack and each child participated by bringing a handful of nuts or a small fruit to contribute to the lower school snack. The fruits and nuts were then arranged and presented to the students by the teachers. The annual Kwanzaa celebration is a beautiful tradition that allows us to come together as an entire community to break bread and connect with one another.

Lastly, since we could not visit the Senior Center as planned, we mailed them our holiday cards and took a class photo to share with the seniors. We are hopeful we can connect with our Durham community more in 2019!