Johnson Creek Elementary School third grade students participated in an African Festival on Friday, March 24, 2017. During this time, families, friends, and community members, joined together to immerse in African culture and celebrate the hard work and effort of third grade students. Students began the festival by displaying their African country presentations created in Google Presentation, showcasing their African houses, playing mancala with family and friends, and reciting a choral reading piece about the Kapiti Plain.
After rotating through these stations, students and guests gathered in the gym for a musical performance. The performance featured songs including movement and playing instruments from seven different African countries. During their six weeks of African research and study in music, they sang additional songs or viewed videos of music from fourteen additional countries.
Students wore paper bead necklaces that they created in Art class, symbolizing all the bright, elaborate colors and designs used in traditional African Art. They also displayed African home paintings that they created in class.
Third graders ended the festival with an African food tasting, where they got to fully immerse all their senses in new and exciting cuisine. We want to take the time to thank all of our visitors that were able to participate and celebrate all of the hard work our 3rd graders put in to make it such a success!