December 18, 2007

Doing our best for multi-culturalism

The study of other cultures is very big right now. The Girl Child's class has "traveled" to Africa, Thailand, Mexico and Sweden and learned all sorts of things about the cultures there. Or, so she says. With reference to Sweden, the class has been studying Santa Lucia and the celebration thereof.

You will be pleased to know that the Viking Bride has been doing her part to help the GC learn about other cultures. The GC learned a new song about Santa Lucia. When she got to school, my not quite 7 year old daughter got up in front of her 1st grade class and informed them that she had learned a new Santa Lucia song from her mother and did they want her to sing it to them all in Norwegian? They did.

The song, which the Girl Child belted out, she then went on to translate.

It goes something like this, according to the Girl Child:

Santa Lucia went into the woods to poop. When she was finished, it smelled wicked bad.

You cannot say we are not doing our part for multi-cultural understanding!

Her classmates were amused although I gather her teacher was not quite as amused.

Posted by Random Penseur at December 18, 2007 04:23 PM | TrackBack

That was hilarious. Bet you can't wait for the next Parent/Teacher conference.

Posted by: Howard at December 19, 2007 04:57 PM

I vividly remember learning about Santa Lucia in kindergarden. As the oldest daughter, I thought it would be cool to wear candles on a wreath on my head. :)

Posted by: Angie at December 19, 2007 05:17 PM
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