To prepare for the special day of performances and Open House, VVE Cardinals have been learning about their own cultural heritage and as well as the cultures of others. Over the course of the last few weeks, students have been interviewing family members, gathering artifacts, and creating materials to share their own histories. Each grade level worked on special activities that they then shared with family members at Open House on February 2. Ms. Moore even created a special website to share images and information with families. Check it out by visiting vveinternational.weebly.com.
On the actual day, students participated in a variety of performances, including: Japanese Taiko Drummers; African Storytelling shared by Elizabeth Kahura; Classical and Bollywood Indian Dance by one of our own VVE students, and Westlake HS students who shared Chinese Yo-Yo skills; Chinese Ribbon Dance; French Folksongs; and Slavonicka Polka music. We are so grateful to Ms. Lakshman and Ms. Kono-Wells for helping to organize this educational (and fun!) day!