This Tuesday we began with our Carnaval week at Aitken Creek. Students are watching dance performances and joining in dancing to various songs during lunch time.
Students are also getting ready for the dress up parade at lunch times (11:10am for blue group and 12:40pm for red group) at the courtyard (fake grass area) on Thursday April 21. Dress up on the day! The main performances on Thursday will take place during session 5 starting at 2:20pm at the gym. 2C, 2G and 2E will perform. Parents are welcome to attend!!
About the dress ups: Carnaval is a happy celebration about pretending to be someone or something else. Funny, colourful, happy costumes are encouraged. Be creative!
During term 1 we leant about how Carnaval is celebrated across the Spanish-speaking world and worked very hard preparing to celebrate it in term 2!
We are proud that we are working across different subjects to make sure our school looks fantastic and we have great performances to showcase what we have learnt.
During week 2 there will be a number of performances during lunch times and the special event in on Thursday April 21! The whole school will meet at the gym during session 5, and parents are welcome to attend too!
Students can dress up on Thursday for the fiesta and dress up parade. Bring happy colourful clothes or costumes!
Thanks to Sirin and Tanya from 5C for their wonderful artwork for the poster.
This term is so much fun!
We are using our words in Spanish to say how we feel about different events… for example, how we may feet at a fiesta!
¿Cómo estás? ¡Feliz! / How are you feeling? Happy!
In blue group in Performing Arts and in Spanish we are learning a traditional dance from the Andes in south American, and making chapchas (o chajchas), a traditional instrument of South American indigenous people normally made of goats’ toenails! but ours are nicer and we don’t hurt any animals.
We are very excited this term, getting ready for our Carnaval party for the whole school in Term 2 (April 21). This term in blue group we will be learning a song from the Andes region to learn more about how people in Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador and Northern Argentina and Chile celebrate Carnaval. We will also be making zampoñas (pan flutes).
It will be fun! Divertido!
Also, starting on Week 7, on Thursdays at lunch time at Art room 1 (Miss Kirk’s), we will have a special Spanish/Art club to do some displays for the festival.