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Diwali Celebration
On Thursday, October 23rd we learned about Diwali.  Diwali, also know as the festival of lights is an ancient Hindu festival celebrated in the fall.  Diwali is one of the happiest holidays in India.  Preeta (Sireeta's mom) read us a book called "The Diwali Gift".  Shalini (Shaan's mom) brought in materials and showed us how to make paper lanterns and rangoli designs to color.  Preshanthi ( Sahaj's mom) brought in snack.  There was Ladoo (These are round sweets made from chickpea flour), Soan Papdi (These are very thin and crispy layers of chickpea flour and sugar, Namkeen (These are baked chips) and Jeera Cookies (These are cookies made from cumin seeds and have coconut in them.  The children enjoyed the story, the craft and trying new kinds of foods.  Please see the private page for pictures.

Yoga with Elizabeth (Jacob's mom)
Elizabeth (Jacob's mom) came in on Friday, October 17th to do a children's yoga class.  She is a yoga instructor and in the field of mind body medicine for years.  We were able to use the elementary gym for the class.  We all really enjoyed our time with Elizabeth as she guided us through various yoga moves.  Look on the private page for pictures.

Baking with Heather (McKenna's mom and grandmother)
McKenna's grandmother came to visit all the way from Florida and came in with Heather, to bake pumpkin bread with some of the children today.  The kitchen smelled heavenly as the bread was baking.  Everyone enjoyed eating the pumpkin bread during lunch.

Ocean World
Ocean World visted Children's House Wednesday, October 8th.  The children had the opportunity to spend 45 minutes with a Marine Biologist.  Many of the children found it very interesting.  They really enjoyed the live exhibits (horseshoe crab, lobster, sea stars,rock crabs, sea urchins,etc.) and other sea creatures.  The children had a real thrill, as they had the opportunity to touch and hold many of the creatures.  See our private webpage for photos.

International Day of Peace
Today, September 22, we celebrated International Day of Peace. Children all over the world celebrate this day by singing 'Light A Candle for Peace'. Our morning circle included learning about the United Nations flag and looking at pictures from around the world of children in their classrooms. We lit our peace candle and sang 'Light A Candle for Peace'. We closed the circle by listening to a book created by the United Nations for Children, 'A Wish For Every Child'. Each child held the 'Peace Earth' and had an opportunity to share their peaceful wish for every child.

Visit the private page to read the peaceful wishes for every child.
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