After meeting, lots of friends talked with Rachael about her trip to India and checked out her photos and all the beautiful things she brought back for the classroom. The conversation turned to Mardi Gras--which Rachael knows well, having moved here last year from New Orleans. The children were curious about Mardi Gras traditions so we found videos of parades and listened to first line band music.
Meanwhile in the Tucker Room with Jessica, a group of children had devised a plan to individually package a string of Mardi Gras beads for each of the Tucker Room children and teachers, and they worked very hard to write each of their names on a sealed envelope. Later in the morning we enjoyed a delicious snack of king cake and Kian got the baby! Next one's on you, Kian! Thanks to Charlie's family for sharing their family tradition (which has now become a school tradition), and for inspiring us to share the love.
by Lisa & Rachael
Pieces of Tucker Room experiences.