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Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Diwali!

Diwali is the begining of the Festivals of Light (I LOVE light) and it also happens to coincide with learning about Cultures and Traditions within the Community in my long-range teaching plan.

Basically, I look for any excuse to decorate my classroom like a maniac.

When they arrived after lunch that day, I had dimmed the lights and strung up twinkle lights.
There was a fancy Diva on every activitiy table, and I did my best to mimic Indian tapestries with fabric and garland from my stash.


We were also learning about patterns in math, so the radial patterns in rangoli were a great connection!



A little Indian Grocery Store by my new place was selling little diva oil laps for 25 cents!  I bought one for every student, and we decorated them and put a tealight in it.


Discussing the various Cultures and Traditions represented in our class.  
We've got the globe good and covered!