International School Assembly - what the International community thinks of Americans
Last Friday, the year 1 students (Andie's cohort) led the primary school assembly. The children dressed in typical dress from their home country (Andie wore a Minnie mouse shirt with a US flag on it) and they stood with their classmates from the same region in the world. Each group shared a few facts about their region with the whole school and the parents. It was another one of those cool parent moments where I had to smile at the fact that my kids are so exposed to all different cultures. It was also one of those moments where I realized what the international community thinks about us as Americans. We are known for many things...but one of the biggest is guns. See the video below.
|Philipines, China, Japan
|Andie looks happy here!
Update: My mom says she nor my dad can understand what is being said. In short:
Andie: The capital of the USA is Washington D.C.
Her friend standing next to her: America has too many guns.
The audience then claps, laughs, and cannot regain composure. All of the parents and teachers clap for quite a while.