Responsible and culturally aware citizens: Every week the middle school students in Mrs. Steffen’s Life Skills class learn about a current event going on in the world. This is called News-2-You. This week the students learned about the Rio Carnival. They learned that the Carnival is the world’s biggest celebration; that it is held in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil; that there is a big parade with samba music and samba dancers; and that it is similar to Marti Gras, because it celebrates the coming of Lent and Easter.
On Thursday, the students, along with Mrs. George’s high school transition class, and Ms. King, our speech pathologist, celebrated the Rio Carnival. They made Marti Gras masks and made homemade kazoos with a paper towel roll, wax paper, and a rubber band. The students also learned how to Samba. Samba music was played, and the students enjoyed dancing the Samba. Thanks to Mrs. George’s class, they also enjoyed delicious king cake.
Submitted by: Ali Bond
Dr. Jay Marino
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