October 24 is United Nations Day for the gradeschoolers and they celebrated it by learning about the organization, the different continents, and specific countries. They made flags from the continents assigned to them. They also engaged themselves in answering trivia questions for a week.
To cap off the month-long United Nations celebration, the students prepared for major activities that they enjoyed:
Day 1: Nest International Exhibit The students went around the world by visiting different continents, which they designed and created themselves.
In Africa, they learned about Egypt, Madagascar, and South Africa. They entered the Pyramids of Egypt and met the gods and mummies inside it. They traveled to the rainforest of Madagascar and played with the animals endemic to the country. They scaled the caves of South Africa to appreciate the paintings left by the prehistoric men and made their own masterpiece.
In Asia, they learned about Japan, Saudi Arabia, India, and Maldives. They danced Kung Fu Fighting, and tried to do yoga for kids.
In Australia, they learned about fun facts about its different states, and tried to fly paper boomerangs.
In Europe, they learned about Italy, Netherlands, and Ireland. They made their own tulips.
In North America, they learned about Hawaii, Mexico, and Texas. They became cowboys and cowgirls and tried to catch a horse using a lasso.
In South America, they learned about Colombia and Brazil. They played a mini olympic game and tried to shoot some rings.
They also did activities at the airport while waiting for their flights. Their passports showed which exhibits they visited.
Day 2: Parade, Awarding, and Feast The students wore costumes related to any country found in the continent assigned to them.
The Dance Till We Drop and Pugad Musika also showcased their talents by dancing “Where is the Love?” and singing “Kapayapaan” respectively.
Finally, the whole community feasted together on foods from the different continents.
Through the month-long celebration with the theme, “Embracing Diversity towards Peace and Unity,” everyone was reminded that we may have differences, but we can still work together to make the world a better place.