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Cultural Diversity Awareness Month

North Bay kicked off our 2019 Cultural Diversity Awareness month.  Diversity enhances our North Bay family and community. Our WNBAY broadcast shared ways to say hello in Spanish, French, Vietnamese, and Chinese.  We look forward to a month of celebrating cultures from around the world.  Stay tuned to this Headline as we update each week!

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Kindergarten explores Latin America during our Cultural Diversity Awareness Month

Kindergarten welcome

North Bay Kindergarten says Bienvenidos Latin America!

Welcome to Latin America!
Mrs. Weikal's class spotlights Argentina 
Interesting Facts:
The average person in Argentina spends over 20 hours a week listening to the radio. This is the most of any country.
Iguazu Falls is in Argentina. The term, "Iguazu" means great waters and they were established as a natural world heritage site in 1984.
Argentina was the first country to use finger printing to determine if a person was guilty of a crime. The first criminal fingerprint identification occurred in 1891.
Lionel Messi is largely considered to be the greatest soccer player currently in the world. Government officials in his hometown have banned parents from naming their children Messi.
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Mrs. Payne's class spotlights Mexico
Interesting facts:  Mexico introduced chocolate to the world.  
The word chocolate comes from the language of the Aztecs and means bitter water.
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Mrs. Bistle's Class spotlights Puerto Rico
Interesting facts:  Puerto Rico is an island.  In Puerto Rico the language spoken is Spanish.
Special thanks to Ms Elliott for reading to our class in Spanish.
During our exploration of Puerto Rico and beyond, we also learned about the Lunar New Year and the meaning of the red envelopes.
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Mrs. Mancaruso's class spotlights the Galápagos Islands 
Interesting Facts: A baby tortoise was spotted on the Galápagos Islands for the first time in 100 years.
The marine iguana is the only lizard in the world that can swim underwater. It only lives in the Galápagos Islands
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Mrs. Moss' Class spotlights Brazil
Interesting Facts:  Brazil has a carnival celebration.  It is similar to something we celebrate called Mardi Gras.
We compared and contrasted this custom in our country with Brazil.
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Ms Lee's Class spotlights Cuba
Interesting Facts:  The capital of Cuba is Havana.  We learned where Cuba is located and how many people live there. 
We also serenaded Ms Elliott with the song Havana when she visited our classroom to read to us in Spanish.
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First Grade explored African cultures for our North Bay Cultural Diversity Awareness Month.
Mrs. Taylor's class spotlighted Morocco.
Interesting Facts:  Morocco is located at the very top of Africa. Morocco is known for its sand dunes. Morocco lands consist of desert lands, mountains, and coastal regions. 
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Miss Eaton's class spotlights Ethiopia, Africa.
Interesting facts:  
More than 70% of Africa's mountains are found in Ethiopia.
Coffee, one of the world's most popular beverages, was discovered in Ethiopia.
The Great Rift Valley, the most significant physical detail on the planet that is visible from space, cuts through Ethiopia.
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Mrs. Eppes’ class spotlights Egypt. We made pyramids, and we wrote about Egypt.
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Mrs. Geiser’s class spotlights South Africa.
Savannas are hot and flat landmasses. South Africa is home to Kruger National Park! It is the home of many animals like lions, wildebeests, and even flamingos! There are over 750,000 zebras in South Africa! South Africa is made up mostly of savannas. 
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Mrs. McNeil's first graders learned all about Cameroon, Africa.  We read about this beautiful country sometimes referred to as "Africa in miniature", because of its varied terrain.  Cameroon is home to a volcano, Mount Cameroon, mountains, beaches on  the coast line, deserts, savannas, and tropical rainforests too. With over 250 to 350 inches of rain each year Its one of the wettest places on Earth.  The students enjoyed learning about a the Mandrill monkeys of Cameroon, the biggest and most colorful monkeys in the world, and had a chance to make one of their own!
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Mrs. Baker’s class spotlight-Botswana 

Interesting Facts: 
It is on the continent of Africa. 
Highest concentration of wild elephants in all of Africa 
One of the worlds fastest growing economies. 
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North Bay's second graders explored Europe during our cultural diversity awareness month.
Mrs. Mayle's 2nd Grade Class spotlights Germany.
The Brothers Grimm from Hanau, Germany wrote the first edition of well known fairy tales such as "Little Red Riding Hood"
The Neuschwanstein castle in Bavaria, Germany is the inspiration for the Disney castle.
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Mrs. Robinson's class learned about Spain. 
Fun Facts:
Spain is known for its flamenco dance.
Chocolate con Churros: Hot and very thick chocolate drink with sweet fried pastry. A popular weekend breakfast in Madrid.
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Mrs. Hay’s class spotlights Italy
Interesting facts: 
“My favorite fact is that they call their ice cream gelato.” -Avery Ross
“My favorite fact is that they call soccer football!” -Sofia Costa
“It’s interesting that Italy is shaped like a boot!” -Gage Noel
“They have a tower that looks like it’s falling over, it’s called the Leaning Tower of Pisa!” -Kahlil Johnson
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Ms Taylor's class spotlights  Germany
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Mrs. Beaugez's class spotlights Greece
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Mrs. Gill-Sutherland's class spotlights France
Ms Wilkinson's class spotlights Croatia.  
Interesting fact:  Croatia is famous for inventing the necktie! 
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Mrs. LeBlanc's class spotlights Korea
interesting facts: 
Korea means high and beautiful. It is named for its beautiful mountains.
Chusok is an important holiday celebrated in the fall in Korea. It is like our Thanksgiving. 
Rice cakes and noodles are favorite foods in Korea.
Grandparents are greatly respected in Korea.  
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Mrs. Broom's class spotlights China. (pictures attached)

China is the THIRD largest country in the world

China has the largest population in the world (most people)!!!

The capital city of China is Beijing

China New Year has 15 days of celebration

China is the third country in history to send someone to space

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Mrs. Walls spotlights Thailand (pictures attached)

Thailand is the only Southeast Asian country that was never colonized by an European country. In fact, in the Thai language, the name of the country is Prathet Thai which means “land of the free.”  
Most people travel by boat in Bangkok, Thailand (the capital city) because Bangkok is known for having the worst traffic in the world. 

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Mrs. Girard's class spotlights Japan. 

They got very involved with this project and had a great time.

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Mrs. Henderson's class spotlights Lunar New Year (China)


Ms Graves' class spotlights Japan

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Ms Petro's class spotlights China


4th Grade Doors for Cultural Diversity Awareness 2019

Mrs. Williams : Phillipines


Mrs. Beverin: Vietnam


Mrs. Labit & Ms Sealy: Panama

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