Christmas is a time of Santa and holiday traditions. Here at ACS we also have a family tradition. Our sixth, seventh, and eighth grade students have been working to research religious holiday traditions that are connected to their own ethnic background. Students worked in groups or individually gathering information for the entire Christmas season to create a poster, prepares an oral presentation and bring in a prepared holiday food from that country.
On Wednesday, December 14, the students from these grades gathered to hear the presentations and share in an ACS holiday family meal. This allowed students to try foods that they may not have been familiar with. Volunteer parents came to help set up the beautiful buffet of wonderful ethnic foods. Also joining the students were the administration and other faculty members.
Students left with a new understanding of how although we are different, we are all the same. We all celebrate the birthday of Jesus with similar traditions and tasty treats.