Green School has been celebrating the first ever dance week. Each day after school, various dance classes have been offered and several of our students have had the chance to attend with their parents. We have been dancing every day during Morning Circle as well as practicing specific dance moves by utilising an overhead projector and YouTube “Just Dance Kids”! Tomorrow’s special dance assembly will begin at 2:30 pm in the Sangkep. We hope to see you there!
On Monday morning, the Starlings went on a big adventure along a new jungle path that Pak Noan showed Ibu Russlee during the PD day. It has steep hills to slide down as well as to climb up. There were many leaves and sticks to play with and the students were thrilled to be in the middle of nature. We will definitely go back there soon! The mud pit has been such an amazing place to observe frogs and their life cycle. The students were able to see each stage of the life cycle all at the same time in the same place. We saw many frog eggs along with tadpoles, froglets and adult frogs.
Other highlights this week included a wide variety of Mystery Guests which are a crucial part of our experiential learning. Ibu Lucy arranged for two very talented performers and teachers to come for a visit on Tuesday morning. One of them is an accordion player from France and his partner is a hula hoop dancer from Switzerland. After a mesmerising performance in our classroom, they invited us to go outside for a hula hoop lesson accompanied by live accordion music. It was absolutely delightful!
We were lucky to have another Mystery Guest this week. Pak Matt entertained us with a silly book this morning. After reading the book, he shared some wild stories about his encounters with animals in the jungles and forests. The children were inspired by him and one even asked if he could work with Pak Matt when he grows up. Thank you Pak Matt!
Another amazing visitor this week is named Pak Kadek. He is going to help us with the creation of our Ogoh-ogoh as we prepare for the Balinese New Year, Nyepi, which is coming up next month. Pak Kadek is also an amazing dancer and he taught us how to practise moving our eyes back and forth which is a crucial part of Balinese dance. We look forward to meeting him again next week.
In our Cooking Class, we prepared broccoli bites and zucchini bites. They were savoury muffins made with eggs, cheese, breadcrumbs and vegetables. Amazing!
Next week, we will begin a new thematic unit entitled “Values”. The first week of the lesson will focus on peace.
We are in the process of planning our next field trip which will take place in early March. We will send an email with the details soon. Thank you for your attention and support. Have a lovely weekend.
The Starlings Team