On September 26, over 600 Edmunds students, parents and family members attended the 2013 Edmunds Culture Fair, with its theme “It Takes a Village to Raise a Child.” Over the previous month, each grade level had studied a continent, concentrating on one or two countries on that continent.
The Edmunds students had classroom projects that included historical and cultural material from the United States, Liberia, Kenya, Somalia, England, Ireland, Scotland, India, China, the Amazon Rainforest, and Australia. English Language Learners (ELL) at the school also presented personal projects about where they and their families were from.
Students and families engaged in fun projects that extended their understanding of cultures around the world. There was a musical program attended by the overflow crowd that included singing, dancing and music by the 2nd, 4th and 5th grade classes. The appreciative crowd also enjoyed a dinner sampling of foods from around the world in the school cafeteria. Finally, each family left with a book, It Takes a Village by Jane Cowen, a book that was part of the inspiration for the evening and week’s activities.