Humbolt Elementary sixth-graders feasted on knowledge and a wide array of food from various cultures as the school year wrapped up.
Students in Casey Hallgarth and Lorie Croghan’s classes dressed as Spartans, Egyptians, Mayans and people from other ancient civilizations, participating in the Sixth-grade Feast on June 5 at the school cafeteria in Canyon City.
Each student presented facts about the civilization they chose, with the classmates clapping for each other as they took their turn.
The feast included tamales, quinoa, hummus, fruit pies and other delicacies made by the students and their families to share.
After cleaning up, the classmates competed in a mini version of the Olympics on the playground.
“It’s a good way to tie everything in that Mrs. Croghan and I have taught in history throughout the year,” Hallgarth said. “It’s a bonus that we add the games which have a physical aspect, which makes it fun.”
The class with the most points for costumes, presentations and the Olympic competition gets to sign and keep a special Hindu-type of statue called the “tiny head” in their classroom.
“It’s fun and gets bigger and bigger each year,” Hallgarth said.