In the month of May our students explored a variety of concepts about Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage (AAPI). They learned how to do a Filipino dance called the Tinikling, which is one of the most popular folk dances in the Philippines. This traditional dance, which usually involves a pair of two bamboo poles, is considered to be the oldest in the country.
The students also learned about the Japanese American artist Ruth Asawa, who was instrumental in founding the public arts high school in San Francisco in 1982, and her amazing wire sculptures. And during Og’s Story Time they read the books “Eyes That Kiss in the Corners” and “A Map Into the World”.
At Primrose, we understand that it’s important for children to expand their understanding of the world around them by learning about different cultures and traditions, and they enjoyed learning all about AAPI in May!