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Celebrating the Families of Windermere

Students learn to drum The food, crafts, dress and other traditions of the families of Windermere Boulevard Elementary School was celebrated at the annual multicultural fair and dinner at the school. Students wore traditional clothing from their country or heritage. In a potluck style serving, families brought traditional food they serve for dinner including dishes from China, Nepal, Iraq, and Puerto Rico.

 

Students were kept busy by picking up a passport when they arrived and taking it to various crafats stations set up in the gym. Crafts included Chinese Dragons, Digging for gems (Windermere rocks), Indonesian Batik napkins, African American Peace Lanterns, Moroccan bookmarks, Bulgarian Martenitsa Bracelets, Indian Peacocks, Vietnamese fans, Sudanese Kente cloths, African drums, Irish Fairy houses.

 

There were also tables for Middle Eastern henna, tips on using Asian chopsticks, and demonstrations of Arabic language writing.

 

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Learning to use chopsticks   Two children work on crafts   Students at craft station  

Student at gem exhibit   Students at craft station   Mom and daughter work on a craft

 Students weave a paper kente cloth   Multi cultural fair craft table   Boy works on craft   

Overview of gym