|The beautiful, but rarely seen quetzal|
lives in the northern part of the country
|The name of the national flower|
actually translates to mean
Presentations of gymnastics, poetry, and singing, highlighting Guatemalan culture, are held throughout late August and early September.
|Some of the boys presenting a traditional dance|
|Gymnastic performance by some of the older students|
|Our little ones were not left out.|
Here Seno Lilia's students are waiting to perform.
Each school selects an honor court (think homecoming, but on an elementary level) to represent the school in the Independence Day parade. New Life is excited to be part of the celebration in Santa Maria de Jesus.
|Our 2017 Ninos and Senoritas representing New Life|
with Seno Rosa Angelica (Gr. 2) and Profe Manuel (Gr. 6)
And, lest you think that it has all been fun and games at the school this month (though learning should be fun, and games are useful teaching tools!), there has been academic preparation for the holiday, as well. Below are some pictures of Seno Nisza's fifth grade students who gave speeches depicting various presidents of Guatemala.