What an incredible day! Today we celebrated and shared our countries and cultures as part of ISS Elementary School's UN Day 2013. The day opened with the Parade of Nations which introduced the many different children and nationalities at our school. Kindergarten then had fun visiting four country rooms. First we were off to the Philippines! We watched a video all about the different islands and activities you can do in the Philippines and learned about their flag. Do you know that times of peace are represented with the blue block of colour being flown on top? Next, we visited Malaysia where we participated in some beautiful batik painting, storytelling, and dress-up. Next up? The United States of America, where we coloured the flag and pieced together a map. We also played a couple of fun games which involved bean bag tossing and basketball dunking. Finally we were on to the Netherlands where we had a chance to have our picture taken with the King and Queen. We enjoyed tasting some delicious pancakes, learning some Dutch trivia, and playing a fun target game. After our world tour, it was time for lunch. Grade 4AM were kind enough to help us tour the incredible international buffet supplied by mummies and daddies and select what we wanted to try and eat. Lots of us were risk-takers and tried some new foods for the very first time. Thank you to all the families who supported this beautiful day! What wonderful experiences and memories!
The High Commission of Malaysia in Singapore also took some photos of our time in the Malaysia room. The photos are available on their Facebook page and I've posted those with Kindergarten 1 below: