Friday, April 11, 2008

International Night at School

Last night was International Night at the girls’ (Kelsea, Haley, & Lexi) school. One thing that has been nice about living in Chicago has been our exposure to more nationalities. There are 27 different languages spoken at the girls’ K-8th grade school of a little over 1,000 students.

We have always been surrounded with people of different ethnicities, primarily Hispanics from Puerto Rico, Cuba, Guatemala, Mexico and Haitians and Jamaicans, with a mix of others here and there. We have added a whole new realm to our family’s exposure here in Chicago.

The students last night shared dance, singing, music, poetry and displays from a variety of nations. They began with a parade of nations that was very nice. Haley did not perform but she was on a team that made a model of the Colosseum in Italy. Lexi was in the parade and did a little African dance, Kelsea represented the USA with her cheer team… I’ve included some photos from the evening… Enjoy!

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