Colombian Classroom Décor {Giveaway}

Thursday, July 27, 2017

It has been a while since I have hosted a giveaway here on my blog! I went to Colombia this summer for a few days and thought of bringing something home that I could share and help one teacher decorate his/her classroom or cart.

I decided to bring back a hat that has come to represent Colombia as a symbol, "El Sombrero Vueltiao." I feel strongly connected to this symbol because my parents are both from the Atlantic Coast of Colombia, and although I was born and raised in Cali, I was always surrounded by the Sombrero Vueltiao, las abarcas (traditional sandals) and all the flavors from the Coast: suero, pescado seco (dried fish), yuca (cassava), and more. I have memories of listening to Vallenatos everyday at home with my parents who loved to host simple fiestas on Saturdays with some other Costeños and neighbors.

Sombreros are a big part of the rural Colombian culture and the different festivals and carnivals around the country. There is a sombrero for everything, and they all look different. Some of the sombreros are engrained in particular cultures, which is the case of the Guambiano people in the Cauca Department who have a very special bowler hat. This said, not everyone wears sombreros in Colombia, so don't get disappointed if you ever visit and don't see any sombreros.

Since the Sombrero Vueltiao has also become an icon in attempts (which has been pretty successful!) to attract tourists, I am sure you will at least see one sombrero and some pictures of it in Colombia.

This video below explains the history of the Sombrero Vueltiao and its meaning for the people from the Atlantic Coast of Colombia.



Ready to participate in the giveaway? 

If you would like to participate in this giveaway and have the opportunity to win this awesome set of Colombian decorations for your classroom or cart, just enter below to participate. The winner will be announced on August 5th, 2017.  Participants in The United States Only!

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¡Buena suerte!

18 comments:

  1. Always looking for new culture to introduce... this is great idea!

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  2. I teach varying grades ranging from 2nd-8th grade. I recently came across Fun for Spanish Teachers, and I absolutely love it! I can't wait for our school year to start, to try all of the fun games I've learned about!

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    1. Wow! You teach a lot of grades! Thank you for your words and for participating!

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  3. 9th-12th grade. Thanks for having this cultural give away contest.

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    1. ¡De nada! It's my pleasure. Thank you for participating!

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  4. How wonderful! I teach levels 1 and 4. You're so generous! Thank you!

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    1. Thank you for reading my blog and for participating!

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  5. I found your blog recently and am blown away by all the amazing resources you provide! I love the creativity and enthusiasm that you show. I teach pre-K through 5th grade Spanish as a specialist and really appreciate your preschool videos! Muchas gracias, Carolina!

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    1. Thank you for your words and for participating!

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  6. I teach 5th through 8th grade! Can't wait to see all that you have!

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  7. Everyone! Thank you for participating! I wish I had a set of this for everyone :(. Have an awesome school year!

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  8. Fabulous ideas and wonderful giveaway! Thank you! I teach Pre-K up through highschool.¡Viva Colombia!

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