Friday, March 1, 2013

International Day

Resolved: All superheroes are American. Discuss



It was on this theory that I let the boys wear superhero costumes to the school international week parade. Everyone is supposed to wear a costume representing their home country.



However, when Emmett, as batman, repeated my theory to his British teacher, she found it very objectionable. As did several other Brits.



What do you think?



Thomas' class sang a song from china.




The 5th graders performed a hula and surf dance to represent Hawaii. It brought down the house. I was so proud.




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8 comments:

Clara said...

Was the teacher able to name any British super heroes??

Laura said...

No. But other friends suggested someone named V. Also dr who, the invisible man, and the league of extraordinary gentlemen. To which I responded, "ok, but *real* superheroes?".

William Bradford said...

Sir Galahad, Sherlock Holmes, Queen Boadicea, King Arthur - and then there's the following recent entry:

A man dressed as the caped crusader showed off his crime fighting skills in the UK when he handed a suspected burglar over to the police.

The 27-year-old suspect was brought to the Trafalgar House police station on February 25th and charged with handling stolen goods and fraud. He will appear in court on March 8th

Kath said...

If the clothes that Thomas and Emmett wore to their school parade made them FEEL American then the whole project was a success

Anonymous said...

What did the Egyptian kids wear ?

Arthur bradford said...

Aquaman lives in international waters and seems Canadian.

kath said...

For next years international parade of costumes I have a stack of Isod shirts in a closet in Maine, all with the the alligator sewed on the front - totally American.

William Bradford said...

Eric Liddell, the Beatles, Captain Bligh, Tinker Belle....