Lower School Global Voices Curriculum Begins Year Two
Last week, as part of the Lower School Global Voices curriculum, 6th grade Math Teacher Valerie Prado taught first graders about shultüten, decorated cardboard cones of gifts traditionally given to German children on their first day of 1st grade. Mrs. Prado shared memories of the shultüten that her mother made for her and her brother, as well as pictures of the kindergarten and elementary school she attended in Germany. Students then made their own shultüten with their classmates to take home.
This is just the first in an exciting lineup of globally-minded experiences in store for our Lower Schoolers this year. As the Global Voices program enters its second year, Assistant Director of Global Studies Mayson McKey is excited to continue building global citizens through various projects, demonstrations, assemblies, and activities. "We will see some familiar faces as we celebrate cultural holidays and traditions this year, as well as live into our new theme 'Creating Connections,'" said McKey. "The hope of this guiding theme is to engage our students in not only investigating culture, but creating connections as they learn."
Looking for ways to get involved in this program? St. Andrew's is always looking for volunteers as the success of this program depends on the support and experiences of our diverse community members. The next activity will be a compilation of people’s “Global Voices” through short videos that will share about a range of cultures. For more information, please message Mr. McKey.