Pre-K Starlings – Term 2 – Week 6

Dear Parents and Friends,

Another week with lovely mystery guests filling our classroom with Music, Art and Love from all over the world.

This week we had the honor to be visited by three special Starlings families.

On Tuesday Ibu Di and Pak Ni, shared some information about the Art of Henna Tattoo. They brought real henna and taught us how to make drawings by squeezing it out of little packages. Our students had to be really patient and wait for it to dry out, and the results were very interesting! Ibu Di and Pak Ni are both from Kenya, but their ancestors come from India. Henna tattoos are very popular there and brides usually get their whole body covered with stunning drawings on the day of their weddings!

On Wednesday, Ibu Ginevra shared her passion about music with us. She sang “O mio babbino caro” – this song is a soprano aria from the opera Gianni Schicchi (1918) by Giacomo Puccini to a libretto by Giovacchino Forzano. She also sang other popular songs such as “Let it Go, from Frozen” and made all our students dance.

Hooray Ibu Ginevra!!!

On Thursday, Ibu Lee Ann shared a little bit about the Scottish culture. She read a story about how we are all connected around the world.

She also taught us a traditional Scottish dance and gave each child a sash.

The sash is part of the traditional Scottish clothing. Tartan is a pattern consisting of criss-crossed horizontal and vertical bands in multiple colours. Tartans originated in woven wool, but now they are made in many other materials. Scottish kilts almost always have tartan patterns. Tartan is often called plaid in North America, but in Scotland, a plaid is a tartan cloth slung over the shoulder as a kilt accessory, or a plain ordinary blanket such as one would have on a bed.

Please take note of the following events:

Today Friday – November 27th – Pre-K Starlings will perform at the Assembly at 2:30.

Next Friday – December 4th – Bamboopalooza – EY students must be picked up at the classroom at 2pm. Parents take their children to the Assembly. In case you are not attending Bamboopalooza, please inform your drivers/nannies that they must pick-up students at 2pm.

Wednesday – December 9th -The Indonesian government has announced that Wednesday Dec 9 will be a public holiday because of PILKADA election. There will be no school on that day.

So we moved the Early Years Indonesian assembly to

Friday Dec 11 –  more details coming soon. For the new parents, this Assembly usually happens in the morning. It is a EY families event only.

And please let us know in case you are planning to leave before the last day of school so we can prepare your child’s folder/portfolio in advance.

Many thanks for your support and love! We are truly blessed for having so many supportive and engaged parents like you.

Much Love,

Ibu JanJan, Ibu Jessyca and Ibu Tina

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