International Night

My girlies' school is big.  BIG.  As in, the LARGEST elementary school in Loudoun County with almost 1200 kids, big. 

So it's no surprise that the International Night, held last Friday, was a smashing success, with more than 1000 people attending and 33 countries represented.

I was showcasing the Sultanate of Oman.  And I brought some of my tea kettles, picture albums, Omani dolls, pashminas, and Khanjar to share.

Oh, and of course I wore my abaya.  And head scarf.  Just because I know how much it embarrassed my girls. 

Kids and their families went around, visited all the countries, and had their "passports" stamped.  They usually stopped for a few minutes to look at the pictures and ask some questions about the country.  I liked to tell the story of Matt repelling down the cave at the Majlis Al Jinn.  Or show pictures of Sheridan's Arabic birth certificate.  Sometimes I even pulled open the Khanjar.

While I didn't make it to see any of the booths, my girls hit every one.  Pretty cool, eh?


Issa said...

What a cool event. Although...your girls probably have more real passport stamps than that.

I'm still in awe of Sheridan's Birth Certificate.

Betsy said...

What a neat idea! I am sure the kids loved it!

Christy said...

TOTALLY cool!!!

Kat said...

Wow! That's awesome! You look so cool! :)

Naomi Hattaway @ naomihattaway.com said...

Woo hoo for the dress up box of the international family!

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