Hello from the Kindy 1 classroom!
We have been working hard at learning our birthdays! When Kara and Momoko ask us “when is your birthday?” We are able to answer “my birthday is…..”
After spending several days talking about our birthdays, Kara told us that she had a birthday surprise in store for us. We couldn’t wait to find out what it was!
After lunch on July 4th, we walked into the classroom and saw balloons, a flag, and a big Happy Birthday sign!
Kara told us that we were celebrating a special birthday that day because on July 4th, 1776, America (where Kara is from) gained freedom and became a country for the very first time!
Kara showed us the American flag. It is red, white, and blue with stars and stripes all over it! We were curious how many stars there were so we counted them. There were 50! Kara told us that every star represented each of the 50 states and that it was a symbol for how they are all connected to one another.
We also learned that on the Fourth of July, Americans celebrate America’s birthday by wearing red, white, and blue. There are also activities such as hanging flags, lighting off fireworks. We can eat yummy food like hamburgers, ice cream and watermelon too.
Kara told us we were going to make pictures of fireworks in honor of the celebration!
We painted our hands red and blue and made handprints on white paper. The paint tickled a little but our handprints turned out great!
Next, we took red and blue crayons and drew lines around our handprints to make sparks!
We then glued on some stars, and our fireworks were complete!
After our craft we played musical chairs while Fourth of July music played in the background. Momoko joined in the fun too!
We had a great time learning about more about another culture. Happy Birthday, America!