Wednesday, September 17, 2014
We were delighted this month to welcome Tanya & Maggie from ‘Green House Collective Group’ and their twice weekly lessons on planting. Looking after the plants has gone down a treat with the Children who are very enthusiastic little gardeners!
In the beginning, we learned how to mix different soils together to make a nurturing soil for our plants to grow.
Sun, Water and Lots of love; that’s what our plants need!
Our ‘growing journals’ give us a chance to monitor our plants growth each week, especially since we’ve been watering them every day and want to make sure all our hard work is paying off
We watched a great cartoon on how to make compost and talked about which elements on the ground are dead or alive and which are good for our soil and which are bad.
The last day of this class, we harvested a bunch of mustard greens!
Tuesday, September 9, 2014
Starting a new week, the children had a party with their little friends and teachers. The children dressed up in their costumes to come to school. The small party was very cosy and excited. They enjoyed the Dragon dance, the parade and so much fun playing traditional games such as Moon cake eating contest, Moon cake balancing relay, obstacle relay, pass the lantern, statue dance. Each of them went home with a big smile on their face and a lantern and a little piggy Moon cake.
We watched the rhythmic dragon hop up and down and shake his tail to the beat of the drum
The Children listened to the romantic but sad story about the tale of the full moon festival