International Doll of the Month: The Philippines

The International Doll of the Month for October 2017 represents The Philippines. One of our favorite Lolas (“grandmas”) visited our children to share her memories of The Philippines. Children explored the island archipelago, known for its beautiful beaches, tropical climate, and food reflecting its diverse local heritage and colonial influences. We even learned a few… Read More

Exploring Egypt

We welcomed Samuel’s mom to conclude our study of Egypt. She discussed Egypt’s ancient past and its physical geography, and she also shared cultural artifacts with our children. She brought activity packs – with coloring sheets and a key to decipher Heiroglyphics – for all of our students. Next week, we’ll start our safari in… Read More

International Doll of the Month: Mexico

Our May 2017 #InternationalDollOfTheMonth represents Mexico, our neighbor to the south. The presentation was led by Ms. Maribel and Ms. Alma, who both come from Mexico. Children learned about the physical geography of the country – including its hidden beaches and diverse wildlife – popular Mexican food, like tamales and enchiladas, and its famous dances. Our presenters performed two… Read More

International Doll of the Month: Kenya

Our April 2017 #InternationalDollOfTheMonth represents Kenya, a country famed for its wildlife in eastern Africa. Children learned about the flag and handicrafts of Kenya as well as its vast geography. The International Doll of the Month spotlights our 75+ dolls representing the diverse heritage of the Cy-Fair community. We use the dolls to teach children about ways of life around… Read More

International Doll of the Month: El Salvador

Our March 2017 #InternationalDollOfTheMonth represents El Salvador, a beautiful country in central America. The presentation was led by Ms. Regina and Ms. Joselyn, who both come from El Salvador. Children learned about the physical geography of the country – including its active volcanos – popular Salvadoran food, and the national bird and flower. Our presenters… Read More

International Doll of the Month: Russia

Our January 2017 International Doll of the Month represents Russia. The presentation was led by Ms. Dasha and Ms. Katya, two Houstonians born and raised in Russia. They shared favorite children’s stories in Russia, the favorite pastime of drinking hot tea, and popular children’s toys and characters. Our children also played a fun game, singing… Read More

Mardi Gras 2017

Mardi Gras (pronounced “Mardee Grah”) is a festival celebrated around the world. It’s also commonly known as “Fat Tuesday” or “Carnival” – a day of feasting and merriment – before the fasting of the Lenten season begins. In the southern United States, we celebrate the festival with a Mardi Gras parade, which includes colorful floats decorated… Read More