Dec 17, 2020

Christmas Partying Down Under

"He comes from a land down under, where women glow and men plunder..." Each Christmas Parkview Elementary students learn about another country and spend their Christmas party celebrating in the style of the country they studied.  For second grade, our country was Australia, and what better way to learn about a country most of us will never have a chance to visit than to invite a real live Australian to speak to the class?  Lucky for us, one of our second grade parents is from Australia, and he was kind enough to take the time out of his schedule to come visit with all three classes to help us learn more about his native land. He even brought Chupa Chups for all the kids, which I did not realize were an authentic Australian candy...
This particular parent happens to be former LSU and  NFL football player Brad Wing, so as you can imagine the kids were mesmerized by what he had to say, especially the boys. Because of Covid restrictions, poor Brad had to wear his mask the entire time, but he took it in stride...  

He had a really cute teaching assistant who has visited Australia...

And while I was at school for the party I had to snap a photo of my favorite 2nd grader...
A huge thanks to Brad for being such an awesome guest speaker for the kids.  Seriously, I think he may have a future in guest speaker engagements.  He was super well-prepared and so sweet with the kids...
*Disclaimer: in spite of the song lyrics posted above, I have never witnessed Brad actually plunder anything.  
 

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