The entire Kennedy-Longfellow community celebrated Children's Day on May 5th. Kodomo no Hi is a Japanese holiday that takes place every year on May 5th. It is a day to celebrate children's personalities and happiness. In Japanese culture, the carp fish "Koinobori", symbolizes courage and strength. Teachers and students worked on making their very own special koinobori and identifying their own personal strengths and affirmations. All students and staff made a beautiful koinobori and attached their special, unique affirmation.
On May 5th, the preschoolers, special start, JK, and K students celebrated by having a sing-a-long and dance party followed by a special snack together to share all their amazing attributes and contributions to our school community. Grades 1-5 celebrated by observing and sharing their unique koinoboris and enjoying a special snack consisting of goldfish and swedish fish packages labeled, "You are o-FISH-ally a great kid!" The beautiful koinobori display will be up until June so please stop by and take a look at the entrance of our school.
*We would also like to acknowledge the Josephsohn family, from Room 107, for bringing this fantastic holiday to our attention and supplying the 200+ koinobori that made this event so exciting and successful.