Sunday, November 9, 2008

An alpaca, colorful Diwali and jumping in leaves

On Friday morning a darling alpaca visited the school, then R.M.'s and T.M.'s mothers told us about the Indian holiday, Diwali. They showed how colorful designs called rangolis are made on the sidewalk outside of homes. With the traditional materials of yellow, orange and black lentils and rice flour they led the children in making several rangolis. Here is L.C., H.K., L.K. and E.N. working on a design.

Later, upon seeing leaves covering the playground, the children took their little rakes and made this large, soft pile, then took turns jumping and tumbling into them. This is A.T.

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