Week 4 found us having lots of fun during our sport class, as well as during our Bahasa, Literacy and Math classes. Ibu Nita and I are impressed with how quickly our new comers are learning Bahasa Indonesian! Reading groups are running well with each child working with both Ibu Nita and Pak Jerry daily on reading, phonics and writing. We have some fun games too that help us to memorize more high frequency words and develop our writing skills.
Thanks to Ibu Karen for the nice photos and great art lessons! Did you know students can come to the art room during lunch recess also if they choose!
Thanks also to Audrey and her mom, Ibu Leslie, for bringing in a very special bird visitor on Thursday!
Have a great 3 day weekend! Pak Jerry, Ibu Nita and Ibu Peni
Please see the below announcement regarding the Full Moon Ceremony on Tuesday.
We are writing to inform you about the upcoming Primary Full Moon Ceremony to take place next Tuesday beginning at 8:30am promptly at the Green School Temple in the Heart of School. Primary students and staff will come together to celebrate and each person will get a packet of kwangen (flowers wrapped in banana leaves) as an offering and holy water and bija (rice) will be distributed by the Balinese ceremony leaders. These celebrations are practiced out of respect for the culture of the island on which we live. Students should go to their classrooms as normal at 8:10 on the morning of the ceremony. Classes will walk together to the Heart of School and should be seated quietly, shoeless and as a class at the temple by 8:20am promptly. All students and staff participating should wear a sarong, a sash, an udeng (traditional hat for boys) or a kebaya (traditional lace shirt for girls). It would be best if students came dressed in their traditional ceremonial clothing and brought a change of clothes in their bags for afterwards. We look forward to celebrating together.