22 December, 2015

Christmas bells jingle - 1

«Window on America» Dnipropetrovsk information and resource center held the first meeting of its cultural project «Christmas bells jingle». The 4th year students of the specialized school №23 visited the facility at the start of the Christmas season in Ukraine.
The librarians told the group about the background of Xmas characters – the Ukrainian St. Nicholas and the American Santa Claus. The American flower symbol of Xmas was introduced – the beautiful poinsettia. Typical American festive meals, gifts and entertainment were also presented. "Window on America" staff Svetlana Usenko and Tamara Gavryliuk decorated the premises for Christmas – in red and green color scheme and with hand-made gifts from partner school kids. A Christmas tree was put up with lovely decoration. Students learned a Xmas set of new words, watched a few Xmas videos, and listened to globally popular “Carol of the Bells” A.K.A "Shchedryk" by the Ukrainian composer Leontovich. The iconic song was offered in traditional and modern variations. The group was eager to sing along another Xmas hit – «Jingle bells».
Young DOUNB Library friends enjoyed the music and the festive atmosphere. They will take from the library back home the wonderful memories and Xmas spirit. For the kids Christmas is a bright and merry holiday! They will remember new facts about the Christian world, and will learn more about the culture of the friendly American people.
We hope that this festive meeting at the "Window on America" center will be an extra motivation for the students to learn English and read the book!
Number of participants – 24 persons.
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