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Cultural Connections with Costa Rica

Costa Rica came to the Doherty Campus for Cultural Connections Week. Haile Hall has been transformed into the seven provinces of Costa Rica. The kindergarteners converted their hallway into the rainforest of Arenal Hanging Bridge Park in La Fortuna, Costa Rica. They also formed the ocean and beaches of the Guanacaste Region. Pre-kindergarten for 2-year-olds had a visit from a pilot, who taught them about planes and flying earlier in March. During, Cultural Connections Week, he returned after a trip to Costa Rica with gifts. In Unit I, students learned about the different layers of the rainforest in Costa Rica and what plants and animals live there. They each chose an animal to write a nonfiction book about. They also read a letter from a student in Costa Rica and discussed how her life is similar and different from theirs. Unit III students studied the ecosystem of Costa Rica and learned about its environmental protection efforts.