Last week our kids school held a week long celebration of many different cultures and featured two countries... Ghana and Guatemala. One of the events was a fashion show- here is Jamie posing with his buddies before they took the runway.
Mary was a good sport about wearing a huipil (Guatemalan blouse) and marching in procession behind the flag of Guatemala during the closing mass.
The ceremonial king and queen of Ghana made an appearance. Here they are with their entourage... I enjoyed watching them make their way through the parking lot- all gold and bearing a parasol.
We had marimba players visit and give the kids mini lessons on Guatemala's national instrument... the sound was completely authentic. Our gym sounded just like every hotel lobby and restaurant in Guatemala.
I was a little anxious about setting up a slingshot target in one corner of the gym but am so glad that I did. The kids all loved it, Jamie and Henry felt so cool to be a part of a slingshot culture. The teachers spent some time honing their skills on weaponry....you never know when you might need to take aim.
Even the youngest kids were able to aim and shoot the target. FYI- dried garbanzo beans proved to be the best ammunition.