Second Graders Proudly Display Culture and Heritage at Ancestor Day

 Arroyo second graders were excited to represent their heritage in traditional clothing from their culture. From left: Ava Eagelson, Simone Hoppe, Ava White, Shaye Holz, Sophie Hsu, Marissa Hilde, and Sophie Ly-Pang. Photo courtesy: Linda Ly

Arroyo second graders were excited to represent their heritage in traditional clothing from their culture. From left: Ava Eagelson, Simone Hoppe, Ava White, Shaye Holz, Sophie Hsu, Marissa Hilde, and Sophie Ly-Pang. Photo courtesy: Linda Ly

On Thursday, April 6, second graders finished off an ancestor study unit with great fanfare at their Ancestor's Day multi-cultural celebration. Students dressed up in clothing representing their family heritage and shared a food dish from their culture. Families and relatives were invited to participate in the festivities which included singing, an international feast, and parent speakers. 

 Mia Snow and Marissa Hilde shine in their kimono and qipao. Photo courtesy: Sheri Snow

Mia Snow and Marissa Hilde shine in their kimono and qipao. Photo courtesy: Sheri Snow

 The dapper gents, James Piper and Caleb Posner, at Ancestor Day. Photo courtesy: Ali Posner

The dapper gents, James Piper and Caleb Posner, at Ancestor Day. Photo courtesy: Ali Posner

As part of their study unit, students wrote a report about their family, created a family tree, shared photos and family artifacts, created beautiful paper dolls, and corresponded (the old fashioned way!) with a grandparent or family member about what life was like back in the day.

 Mia Snow and Gage Rhodus are thrilled to represent Japan and Great Britain. Photo courtesy: Sheri Snow

Mia Snow and Gage Rhodus are thrilled to represent Japan and Great Britain. Photo courtesy: Sheri Snow

 What can I say. Mad props Ly-Pang family. Legit. 

What can I say. Mad props Ly-Pang family. Legit. 

Ancestor Day continues to be a lovely celebration of the diverse cultures and rich heritage that make up our Arroyo community!