Second Week of Term 2

Dear Parents,

Greetings! Our second term of school is off to a wonderful start. This week we celebrated all of the many cultures that comprise our Green School community during Bamboopalooza. We loved learning about New Zealand with Rumi and his parents on the field. They showed us how they cooked special food with hot stones and buried the food under the ground.

Our thematic lesson entitled, “Once Upon a Time” continued as the children added pages to their books. We tried the technique of observational drawings. During our Nature Walk on Monday morning, the students each had a clipboard, paper and pencils and drew different objects and people that they could see at Green School.

Observational drawings around the crystal

We found these treasures on the ground.

In Mathematics, the Starlings made ice cream cones. They decided how many scoops they wanted to put on the cone and then practised writing the number of scoops on the cone.

Two of our very own students had a turn to be the Mystery Guest in our classroom. Amalya and Seher confidently read a book in front of the entire class. We are proud of you!

Seher reading to the class during Story Time.

Amalya at Circle Time sharing one of her favourite books.

In our Teman-Teman session, Ibu Russlee along with the Starlings taught our friends from Grade 5B how to play “Yoga Duck Duck Goose”. It was a lot of fun to be in the Yoga Studio together, stretching our bodies and getting stronger.

In Cooking Class, the students made gluten-free, vegan bread and enjoyed it with some cherry jam. We enjoyed kneading the dough and creating shapes.

Monday is our school-wide celebration of Halloween. The Early Years Learning Neighbourhood will be participating in a trick-or-treat circuit around our classrooms and surrounding areas. We have so many parents who volunteered to participate in this event and the students are extremely excited. The Starlings are counting down the days on our calendar with anticipation! There will be an Assembly at the end of the day on Monday in the Sangkep at 2:30 and please pick-up your children from the Sangkep.

School will be closed on Tuesday, October 31 as well as Wednesday, November 1, in observance of the important Balinese Hindu holiday known as Galungan. Galungan celebrates the victory of good over evil and Balinese Hindus believe that their ancestors return to their homes and stay for ten days. Many preparations are made for this holiday, including the tall penjors made from bamboo and other materials which mark the entrance to the home and will be seen all over the streets in Bali. Just to clarify, next week, school will be in session on Monday, Thursday and Friday only. Have a lovely weekend and we look forward to celebrating Halloween together on Monday. Thank you for your support and attention.

Warm wishes,

Ibu Russlee, Ibu Krisna and Ibu Komang

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