This week we are starting our new IDL topic, “Around the World” which will last until the October holidays. This topic will celebrate the diversity of customs and cultures within our class, with children “visiting” a few countries each week. Children will have the opportunity to decide which countries to visit based on their heritage and interests. Through this topic we will explore music, dance, art, religious beliefs, languages, the environment, methods of travel and weather conditions. Children are very welcome and are encouraged to bring in items of cultural significance to share with the class. Items will be returned home once they have shared their item with the class.