Eat a grape and make a wish! Have a competition of nativities. Wear yellow pants to ensure good finances in the coming year! These are just a few of the cultural traditions Moraine Park’s English Language students shared during our end of the semester holiday-themed classes. We kicked off the holiday conversation with a trip to Regner Park’s “Enchantment in the Park” lights display where the students learned about the United States’ holiday traditions including Christmas lights, Santa Claus, carolers and hot cocoa.
On Tuesday December 5th, the Students and Staff of the Fond du Lac campus had the opportunity to get their hands a little messy during their lunch period. The commons area quickly filled up, find out what all the buzz was about!
Not all gingerbread houses are created equal.
Most anyone with young children can attest to that. You start out confident. And hopeful. On the box of the gingerbread kit you picked up from the grocery store is an image of perfectly-placed sprinkles and perfectly-placed gummy bears on an all-too-perfectly built gingerbread house – the blueprint for your impending tasty masterpiece.
Soon, your fumbling with roll-away peppermints, drooping globs of frosting and broken candy canes. The kids have eaten all the gummy bears. The east wall of your gingerbread cave … umm … house is caving in. That same image of candy perfection on the box now taunts you, whispering “better luck next year.”