Cultural Traditions are Celebrated in the Second Grade!

Students in the second grade have had the amazing opportunity to learn about various cultural traditions that are special to our JCDSRI families.  Our project began when we learned about immigration and, through our fa241 mily research, decided that it was important to celebrate our diverse cultural backgrounds and traditions. We celebrated Holi – the Hindu spring festival of colors or the festival of sharing love:)

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We learned how one special family makes edible centerpieces made up of dried and fresh fruit for special holidays.











Another family shared their beautiful tradition of reading books and asking important questions about Passover.









And a fabulous grandmother came from Texas to teach about the history of Texas and the many traditions that are practiced there.

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This Little Light of Mine!


We all enjoyed our classroom’s Hannukah celebration with our families and friends! We eagerly sang songs (Sivon, Sov, Sov, Sov; I Had a Little Driedel; 3 Little Latkes; This Little Light of Mine – HaNer HaKatan Sheli), proudly wore our beaded beautiful necklaces (complete with the svi’vonim we made out of clay) and our bejeweled candle crowns, lit our newly completed hannukiyot, and ate latkes with our “home-made” applesauce. Thank you to all that joined us for this festive celebration.