Wednesday, January 23, 2013

International Night

International Night 2013
Friday, March 22, 2013
Christ Chapel, 1200 Old Stage Rd., Centerville, MA
5:00 set up, 6:00 dinner, 7-9 virtual tour of the world

The intention of this list is to give some ideas to those who are participating in the international event in March.  Please do not feel compelled to do more than you were already planning.  The only requirement for International Night is that your family bring in an international dish of food to share at the pot-luck dinner.   Any table displays or costumes that you come up with will just add to the learning and the fun!
                           Some Ideas for International Night 3/22/13:

If you want, make your own passports to record the countries that are represented.
Here are some sites to help with this:
* *  for Templates see this site and scroll down to the reproducibles list of links:
Note: Each participating family should have an ink stamp or sticker from their country available for those who wish to have their "passports" stamped. Any kind will do.  

Have some fun hand-outs on your country's table such as coloring sheets, fact pages, bookmarks, homemade post cards, candy, or snack sample. 

If you have an ipod or walkman, make a recording of the language or music at your table for listening through headphones.  Note:  a mix of multicultural music will be played overhead during the evening.

Make a "match- it", "true or false" or other quiz game out of facts about your country.  If you have a Geo-Safari, you could make your own game cards.

Send out a "Flat Stanley" to another country and share his experiences.  See this site for details:

Research famous artists from your country and display some artwork.  

Show something that originated or was invented in your country.

Make a model of a traditional house or a famous building or monument from the country.

Include the national flag, symbol, food, animal, plant, anthem, creed, government, religions, past times, famous landmarks, etc. in the display.   

Have your students create graphs & charts to show statistical facts.  Make this the math lesson for a day!

Bring in, or list the books you used to learn about the country.  Assign book reports or biographies about famous citizens.

Design a travel poster

Have a few "Ask Me" questions about your country printed out with a "take one" sign so that your kids can give the answers they have learned.  

Wear a costume from your country, or another country if you can.  This really adds to the festivities!

Report on, write to, and pray for missionaries that are serving in your chosen country.

If you haven't already, consider sponsoring a Compassion Child from your chosen country.  For only $38 dollars a month, you can help fight child poverty & hunger, bring the Gospel message to a child and correspond with him or her through letters (either paper or email via their site).  Take a moment to see their website: 

GROUP GAMES If anyone would like to organize and lead the group in a short international game of some sort, we can use the gymnasium for that, but parents would have to accompany participating children and help the leader.  Let me know if you want to lead this activity, and which game(s) you are planning. 

GROUP CRAFTS If anyone would like to organize and provide supplies for a table where the children can make an international craft, let me know.

Note: The number of tables available at Christ Chapel is down because many of them have been broken.  I think there will be enough, but in case I find out otherwise when we set up on Wednesday 3/20, I may need some of you to bring a folding table if you have one.   I'll let you know.


Annual Testing coming soon!

We are going to have our SAT testing the last week of May (will give you dates A.S.A.P.) and we will hold them at the Presbyterian Church on Route 132 in West Barnstable. 
The fee will be $25.00 per family. (in addition to paying for the tests) This covers the cost of return postage, a donation to the church for use of their building and a stipend to the test administrators to help cover the cost of their traveling expenses. You order from BJUP and the results are available online within a few days.  Please do not order until you get the go ahead from the group.
Grace & Peace,
Lori Chapman 


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