Last month Mrs. Wilson’s fifth grade class at Saint Nicholas School held a Multicultural Feast, celebrating diversity in their classroom and exploring one another’s favorite ethnic dishes.
The students each prepared their own dish (with some help from their parents), which some have been deep family traditions brought from Italy, France, Belgium, China and all over the world.
“Despite having a lot of things in common, it’s nice to celebrate the diversity in our classroom through our various cultural backgrounds. Celebrating with food is always a treat,” explained Mrs. Wilson. Hearing the students explore their cultures with one another was a great learning opportunity, as well as to venture outside their individual ethnic region.
An impressive component of the Multicultural Feast was the cultural quilt, which showcased each student’s ethnic background, stitched together to illustrate that while we all originate from various cultures and backgrounds, we are also united as one, like the fifth grade class clearly demonstrated.
Mrs. Wilson and her fifth grade students showed that celebrating diversity and learning about each other’s culture in the classroom is extremely important, as it is a rewarding experience for our Saint Nicholas students.