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Kindergarten Field Trip
10/31/2014
On Tuesday, October 28th the kindergarteners went on their first field trip to The Harvard Museum of Natural History.  The first part of our trip was getting to ride on a school bus!  We arrived at the museum and we headed into the Mineral Gallery where we were able to look at many different kinds of minerals and rocks.  As we traveled from room to room we saw fossils, skeletons, and animals from various continents. It was a beautiful day so we decided to have a picnic lunch outside on the grass.  Be sure to ask your kindergartener what their favorite part of the museum was and take a look at the pictures on our private page.

Pumpkins, Pumpkins, Pumpkins
10/31/2014
On Wednesday, October 29th we got together with our buddy class (LE2) and had a Scavenger Hunt for pumpkins. Davis Farmland donated over 50 pumpkins to us.  With the help of the elders in LE2 we hid the pumpkins throughout the playground.  Then both classes came outside and we intorduced ourselves and we all went on a pumpkin hunt.  Once each person found their pumpkin they came over to the picnic tables to paint their pumpkin with their buddy.   Afterwards, we played in the leaves before heading back to class.  Please check out our pictures on the private page and take a look at LE2's private page to see more pictures from this wonderful event.

Diwali Celebration
10/25/2014
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)
10/20/2014
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)
10/11/2014
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.
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