Today was International Day at The Gillispie School! La Jolla Blue Book stopped by to check out their 11th annual cultural event, which began at 8:45am with a Parade & Flag ceremony and continues until 3pm.
Kids from all grades participated (K-6), and several classrooms represented a different country from around the world – they were completely decorated to highlight the customs, traditions, and culture of the people who live there. Everything was beautifully done, and they couldn’t have finished it without the help of their parent volunteers. Several volunteers were in every room, either giving PowerPoint presentations, dressed up in traditional costume, or simply helping the children with the games and getting from one place to another. It was a pretty spectacular exercise in collaboration!
The classrooms and playgrounds were totally transformed into ornamental showcases, and there were flags from every country hung up around the campus. The day was a fun way for the kids to learn about cultures and life outside of the US, and perhaps even their own ethnic roots.
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