- K2.1 (Ms. Leah): "What a great job you did at the assembly today. What risk-takers! We learned a lot about Deepavali!"
- Ms. Sonya (Phoenix's mum & teacher of K2.3): "Lovely assembly!"
This week Kindergarten 1 hosted the Deepavali celebrations for the ISS Elementary School. On Tuesday, we celebrated Deepavali as a grade level learning lots about the holiday from our Deepavali experts Ms. Radhika and Mrs. Mano. We learned about important traditions during the festival and made connections to our current unit of inquiry (Light is all around us and behaves in different ways) by exploring the functions and symbolism of light at Deepavali. We also learned a lot about one of our transdisciplinary skills 'safety' as we discussed ideas for how to be safe around candles and lights that might heat up.
On Friday, we presented in both Elementary School assemblies. First we shared our version of the story of Deepavali, which we had illustrated and recorded our voices for:
Then we did a live presentation of our Deepavali paintings, explaining what important parts of Deepavali they represented. Here are the videos of our first and second assembly performances:
Here is some of the kind feedback we got after our performance:
Happy Deepavali everyone!
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