ELC Deepavali Celebration
We had a wonderful Deepavali Celebration in the ELC this year! Children were dressed in Indian traditional clothes - there were lots of hands-on activities for the children to inspire the festive mood.
“I enjoy playing Indian games - hide and seek and A,E,I,OU. I enjoy the Indian dance. I like my outfit because I like orange.”
“I enjoy the hide and seek. I like my Henna painting, that is a flower. My mummy said my Henna painting looks really good!”
“I play games - hide and seek where you open your eyes and stop!I put the rice on the Rangoli, it is so beautiful. I used rainbow colours. I feel happy to celebrate Deepavali at school!”
“ Happy. My favourite part is the AEIOU game. Say AEIOU, friends move and touch you.” Medina and Mathys
“ We used colourful rice and we made Rangoli and we also danced, we played hide and seek and AEIOU.” Kar Thong and Charlize
ELC Term 4 Literacy with Ms. Manpreet
The Prep children are learning about the four seasons through The Tiny Seed book. They worked in pairs and created dioramas to demonstrate their understanding of the seasons.
“Spring is my favourite season because of all the beautiful butterflies and beautiful rainbows. I painted the sky light blue and the grass is light green. I added green grass. I drew rainbow coloured flowers. I enjoyed making the diorama with friends.”
“Winter is my favourite season because we can build a snowman and play in the snow. I drew a snowman. I added some snow with dot paint. I made a tree by cutting brown paper. In Winter there are no leaves. I added some snowflakes. I added glitter to make it shiny. Winter is very cold, so I can wear a snow shirt and a snow cap.”
The dioramas are displayed in the classroom to encourage a sense of pride in their achievements. Click here for more photos >>
As for Nursery, we are studying the Farmer Duck story. In this story, a lazy farmer spends all day in bed eating, while poor Duck does all the work. Ms Manpreet uses the Looking: Two times Two thinking routine in the class to facilitate children in making careful, detailed observations to describe not just the image but what they think is happening to cause the image. Children engaged in book discussions to enhance their comprehension of the text, make connections to their own experiences, and enjoy a variety of learning opportunities. At the end of the session children retold and role-played the story of Farmer Duck in their own words to show their understanding of the book.
“Duck on the farm does all the hard work, so sad.”