Halloween works have been on our shelves throughout the month of October but Halloween is always an extra special day in the classrooms. All the classes scrubbed and carved the pumpkins, scooped out the seeds and roasted them for a nice crunchy snack. You could hear friends eagerly singing "The Ghost of John" and "Them Bones" as soon as the first note played on our CD player. Our Snack areas became a creative wonders with Banana ghosts, clementine pumpkins and cheesy Halloween creatures. Please enjoy our picture gallery below and have a happy Halloween!
The Hindu holiday of Diwali is India's biggest and brightest national holiday. But Indians around the world come together to celebrate the festival of lights. Diwali or Deepawali is known as the festival of lights because of the oil lamps and electric lights that people use to decorate homes, businesses and public spaces. As a celebration of the victory of good over evil and light over darkness, light is an important physical and spiritual symbol of the holiday. Our children painted Diyas and Rangoli patterns. Our wonderful parents dressed in traditional finery shared stories and amazing food with us. Please enjoy the video of traditional Indian dance performed by Anvita's mom Beena below.
Our Octoberfest was a great day to build community with our families. The weather was beautiful and Holmdel park provided the perfect setting, full of red, gold and orange leaves. The children all came in costumes. We had superheroes, a queen, a variety of animals and of course some princesses. Ms. Lee came dressed as a scarecrow, Ms. Katie as Minnie Mouse and Ms. Gabby as giraffe. The food was delicious. The parents were so generous baking and making lots of yummy and nutritious treats. We had pumpkin painting, ghost building and leaf weaving to name a few of the crafts. The day ended with a singing circle. Special thanks to Ms. Kristin for bringing her guitar. This day made some great memories for all who attended.
How wonderful it is to spend a perfect fall day with friends and families from the school! We are very grateful to all the parents who could join us, and we hope you have enjoyed it as much as we did!
Below are some pictures from the Pumpkin Patch, Hay Ride, Corn Maze, Animals...