In celebration of the Holiday season, the Grade 5/6s in Mr. Filewich’s class engaged in a variety of learning activities to help broaden their knowledge and spark their interest of different festivities around the world. One of the main projects the class completed was building a Gingerbread Community, a replica of our town of Souris. The groups worked hard to plan, prepare, build, and present major landmarks of our town. We then entered our display in a global STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) contest with other classes around the world. We also practiced our research skills by exploring how other countries celebrate the holiday season. The class discussed a wide variety of cultural traditions and students even had the opportunity to choose their own country to research and present on. Our unit concluded with a day of multicultural celebrations as the students invited special guests, such as the town mayor, to come view all of their hard work. Great work to all of the students involved. We definitely learned and experienced some new and interesting holiday traditions that give us a better appreciation for our multicultural country.