On Friday, February 17th, the Dozier Elementary parking
lot was once again the grounds for the school's Annual
Mardi Gras Parade. Pre K, Kindergarten and 1st grade
students were participants in the parade, while 2nd
through 5th grade students, teachers, parents and
grandparents lined the outer edge of the grounds to
enjoy the parade festivities.
As with other years, Pre K and K students created small
floats with shoe boxes, wagons and decorated Mardi Gras
The role of the 1st graders in the parade was slightly
different from the younger students. In Social Studies,
the first grade classes were engaged in a unit revolving
around different LA cultures and customs. With Mardi
Gras as the most popular state event, the teachers used
this time of year to strategically focus on the holiday,
and simultaneously tie in Louisiana lessons involving
resources, food, festivals and animals. Each student at
that grade level was required to do a resource project
and create a costume with a box or portable item.
Each first grade class represented a Krewe. Mrs. Rachel
Romero's class was the Krewe of Louisiana Animals, Mrs.
Amy Champagne's Class was the Krewe of Louisiana
Resources, Mrs. Regina Caillouet's Class was the Krewe
of Louisiana Foods and Mrs. Lauren Landry's Class was
the Krewe of Louisiana Festivals.