We had a request to spend a little time learning about India before school is over. The children watched Napur, who has been volunteering in the classroom, do a Bollywood dance. They also tasted Shilpa's Indian pudding (one child had three helpings). They have been creating images of Indian elephants while also learning some facts about them.
This week, while we are finishing our elephants, we will be making puppets for The Very Busy Spider. The older children are excited about their parts. The Kindergarteners are busy making puppets for their play and all the children will help with the scenery.
Our classroom has been visited by Auntie Numero and by the family of number crunchers. These puppets enjoy taking our numbers. Luckily, they are reasonable when the children discover that they have taken numbers and give them back without complaint.
This past Friday photographs from our art show appeared on the front page of the arts section of the Ridgewood News.