November 2013 Suomi-koulu

November 2013 Suomi-koulu

In November we learned about Christmas in Finland: What happens on Christmas eve, about traditional foods and other customs. But what interested students the most were Santa’s elves. We learned about many different types of elves that live in Finland…

Learning about Finnish folk costumes.

October 2013 Suomi-koulu

This year our theme is Finnish traditions and our students began by learning about folk costumes. We learned about the origins of the costumes and looked at some samples as well as discovered their place on the map. The children…

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Suomi-koulu Fall Picnic

We had a fun afternoon of playing, learning and crafting at Core Creek Park. The students made shadow boxes from the nature treasures they found and got reacquainted after the summer break.Thank you all for coming!

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Penn’s Landing Scandinavian Festival

The Finnish American Society of Delaware Valley and Philadelphia Suomi-koulu booth was a busy spot during the Scandinavian Festival at Penn’s Landing on June 15, 2013. We met many Finns and friends of Finland — some from as far away…

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Suomi-koulu Zoo Trip

Suomi-koulu enjoyed a day at the Philadelphia Zoo on May 19th. We visited the new children’s center and saw lots of animals out enjoying the light rain. Thank you all for coming!

Philadelphia Finnish school craft

April 2013 Suomi Koulu

Philadelphia Finnish school students had a lot of fun learning more about fairy tales and animals, singing and playing games. We also created beautiful Mother’s Day cards (Hyvää Äitienpäivää!) and crafted little animal figures in preparation for our zoo trip…

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March 2013 Suomi Koulu

Suomi koulu met at ASHM March 3rd, 2013. We learned about fairy tales, sang songs and played games. The kids enjoyed acting out like froggies, singing Pienet sammakot and grown-ups got a slight workout singing Pää, olkapäät, polvet, varpaat. After…

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Vellamo Band Workshop and Suomi-koulu

On January 13th, 2013, Suomi-koulu hosted play-and-sing-along concert in Finnish with the band Vellamo. This interactive educational workshop taught our children some treasured  traditional Finnish folk songs. Learn more about Vellamo here.

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Pikkujoulu 2012

Members of FASDV met at the American Swedish Museum December 16th, 2012. Joulupukki made an appearance and all had a great time. The presenters and performers included Jukka Kervinen, Marja Kaisla, Philadelphia Suomi-koulu, Sofia King among others.