On the March 3rd, 2017 PA day, children embarked on an imaginary journey Around the World. We visited Brazil, Japan, Trinidad and Tobago, Australia, Africa, and of course ended our journey in Canada. Through a variety of experiences such as creative art, music, and play, children expanded their own knowledge and gained a better understanding of the diversity and uniqueness of each country. With this knowledge in tow, children worked together to create their own Country that included a National Anthem, specialized sport, and a unique food creation that was based on candy. As the day progressed, children loved collecting stamps for their individualized passports.
In the afternoon, children were excited to be visited by Helena from Queens Four Directions Aboriginal Centre. Our special visitor brought many materials and artifacts for the children to explore. The children were mesmerized as Helena shared her cultures' heritage through songs and storytelling. After exploring movement through the beats of the drum, children created their own bracelets that signified the bond to each other and nature.
It was a day filled with numerous adventures and learning opportunities. The educators were thrilled to involve the community in our PA Day Trip Around the World.