See our Multicultural Celebration! New posts each day Apr. 26-30!

Monday

Lucia and Gabe D’Andrade

Our Multicultural Celebration kicks off with a fun video from Lucia and Gabe D’Andrade! Watch as Lucia and Gabe, along with mom Laura, take us through their 14 month adventure in the Dominican Republic!

Ritvik Namu

Ritvik NamuNext, we learn about Raksha Bandhan, celebrated by kindergartner Ritvik Namu and family. See the presentation about Raksha Bandhan, a celebration that encompasses the importance of many people in Hindu society, yet foremost it continues to honor and uphold the relationship between a sister and brother.

Daniel Clemente

Watch as Daniel Clemente and a cast of characters read a story about Puerto Rico!

Tuesday

Aryan and Aryush Sharma

Yum! 6th graders Aryan Sharma and Aryush Sharma shared with us a short video of some of their favorite recipes!

See our Facebook post for more from Aryan and Aryush!

Rajveer Nathawat

Kindergartner Rajveer Nathawat’s family recently celebrated Gangaur, a colorful festival that commences on the first day of chaitra, the day following Holi, and continues for 16 days.

Rajveer Nathawat's family celebrates Gangaur

Mr. Schweizer

This is making us hungry! Mr. Schweizer and his daughter Natalie show us how to make a Swiss cheese fondue.

Wednesday

Ava Longmire

Our Multicultural Celebration continues with a presentation on Loc’d hair from second grader Ava Longmire and mom Madalyn!

Ava Longmire and mom Madalyn

See Ava’s presentation 
Please note that there are a couple of videos on slide 7 that can be seen by downloading the presentation and opening it in PowerPoint.

Mr. Benoit

Hawaii presentation

Mr. Benoit takes us on a trip to Hawaii!

Tanisha Muralimanohar

Watch as 8th grader Tanisha Muralimanohar gives a presentation on Rangoli, an Indian art form in which patterns are created on the floor or a tabletop using materials such as powdered lime stone or flour.

Thursday

Angelina and Felix Ortiz

The Ortiz family make Tres Leches cakeAngelina and Felix Ortiz show us how to make one of their family’s all-time favorites, Tres Leches Cake! Mom says, when using a recipe from the box, use butter instead of oil, add one extra egg, and use milk instead of water.

See more on Tres Leches cake on our public Facebook post!

 

 

The Hassan Family – Ali (grade 7), Mostafa (grade 4), and Habiba (grade 1)

Present-day EgyptThe Hassan family teaches us all about Egypt! Check out the full presentation. To hear the narration for each slide, you’re encouraged to download the file and open in PowerPoint.

 

Lokesh Dubaguntla

Lokesh Dubaguntla tells us all about Ramayana, one of the major epics of ancient Indian history!

See more from Lokesh on our Facebook post!

Friday

Mrs. Malkiewicz

Mrs. Malkiewicz eats pierogiesThis one comes from Mrs. Malkiewicz, who moved to the U.S. from Poland when she was 5!

“One of the ways that my family likes to celebrate is with food. When we make our special Polish food, it is always done with love, and we like to eat together as a family. I will teach you how to make one of Poland’s most delicious and famous dishes: pierogies! I hope you enjoy them just as much as we do!”

The Jaskulas

Our next post comes from Courtney, Evelyn and Penelope Jaskula, who show us how to make German-style braised kale and pork! Yum! See our Facebook post for the recipe and a few photos of the cooking process and finished product!

The Mercado-Buskey Family

Ryan and Arianna BuskeyOur last presentation comes from the Mercado-Buskey Family, who give some great information about Puerto Rico! The presentation features details about “En Mi Viejo San Juan,” a song that has become an anthem of Puerto Rican emigration to New York. You can give the song a listen on slides 1 & 3.