The Early Start classes worked on some beautiful Chinese lanterns this week. Learning about the countries of Japan and China for Asian Heritage Month, the classes have been busy reading stories, watching videos and even learning some mandarin! These beautiful Chinese lanterns are adding to the classroom decor.
For many South Asian cultures, including India, the elephant is a symbol of intellectual strength, wisdom, courage, longevity, patience, honor, and stature. It is a sacred animal and is considered the representation or the living incarnation of the Hindu diety, Ganesha. The JK class has been learning about the elephant as part of Asian Heritage Month. This week they made their own beautiful elephant symbols using vibrant colours and even adding their own jewel decorations!
Afterwards, the students learned of a fun game that many children play in Korea called “Ddakji”. Folding two coloured papers into square disks, the object of the game is to try and use your disk to flip over your opponents. The children learned how to fold their own ddakji, then challenged each other to a few games!
The Grades 3&4 class is learning about Hawaii as their Asian Heritage Month studies. This week, during art class, they made these beautiful hibiscus flowers with pastels and water colour. Art teacher, Carrie, took the opportunity to teach the students about how hibiscus thrive in a Hawaiian climate and the many varieties that grow there.