Thursday, February 17, 2011

Shadow Puppets

The primary class continues to study the continent of Asia--there is so much to learn!
Thamora (Aiden's Mom) came into class on Wednesday to share a story
using traditional shadow puppets. Children had an opportunity to make their own shadow puppets and act out the story of Rama and Sita.

Rama and Sita, A Tale From Ancient Java
from the Ramayana

This is the story of brave Prince Rama, who is banished from his father's kingdom and sent into the jungle--banished forever.
Rama's love, Sita, and his brother, Lesmana, choose to stay with Rama.
They stay with him in exile.
Beautiful Sita is captured by a giant Ogre.
Rama, with the help of his brother, Lesmana, and Hanuman, King of the Monkeys, rescue Sita.
Prince Rama is able to return to his kingdom and take his rightful place as King,
with Sita, now his wife, by his side.

Signs of Spring: Tapping Our Maple Trees

Warm Days + Cold Nights = Deliciously Sweet Maple Sap

Will You Be My Valentine?

We made each other Valentine Cards to celebrate our friendship.
What a heart-filled day!

Sunday, February 13, 2011