Middle School Prepares for Carnival!
Carnival is a festive season celebrated in over 80 countries worldwide – including a parade in Manitou Springs and right here – at Mountain Song! Our World Languages teacher in the middle school, Doña Anita Schlichting, has inspired the 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students in Carnival projects and festivities to experience the varied cultures of the world that celebrate the festival. Those who volunteer to do so are also representing Mountain Song in the Manitou Springs Carnivale Parade, and we invite you to come support them!
Carnival, traditionally celebrated in late February or early March before the liturgical season of Lent, typically involves public celebrations, parades, and feasts, often in a circus-like atmosphere. Each of Mountain Song’s middle school grades is focusing on typical festivities in a particular region of the world.
The 6th Grade Spanish students, who are learning about Carnaval de Barcelona (Spain), are creating masks and making costumes. Do you know what dance is a symbol of national unity in Barcelona? Your students are learning it!
The 7th Grade World Language students are creating yarn wigs and red ties as they study Karneval in Köln (Cologne, Germany). In this city, Karneval is called “the 5th season.” Find out about tie cutting from your students!
The 8th Grade World Language students who are studying the largest winter carnival, Carnaval de Québec (Canada), are making knuk and le Bonhomme de Neige costumes along with creating a float for the parade!
Please come out and support these students as they march in the Manitou Springs Carnivale Parade on Saturday March 2nd, from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. The Parade will
march up Manitou Avenue, with people and pets of all ages invited to join. It is asked that marchers arrive at Memorial Park, 502 Manitou Ave, by 12:00 p.m. so organizers can begin lining up the Parade.
We are excited to share with our neighbors the rich educational opportunities here at Mountain Song!
Gracias, Doña Anita, for enthusiastically inspiring our students and our community!