Kindergarteners were thrilled to participate in their 1st Annual Halloween Carnival. Kindergarteners lead our costume contest in which they paraded around the backyard showing off their costumes. Kindergarteners were then free to participate in the various Halloween booths that were created by the lovely Fifth Graders. These included a Ghost Walk, Haunted House, Bobbing for Apples, Witch Toss, Skeleton Golf, and many more…. TCS students got together at the end and received prizes for their costumes. It was fun for all!
Kindergarteners were so excited to have their parents join us for lunch this week! Parents were invited to have a peek into our daily lives at school. Students invited their parents to join in a game of “color tag” on the playground, getting both parents and kids to run around, giggling with excitement. We then enjoyed lunch on this beautiful day under the trees in our backyard classroom. Thanks to everyone that was able to join us!
Diwali and Natural Dye Painting
The Cooper School was very lucky to have Mosmi Patel, Arati Iyer and Siddhartha Chowdri join us for Whole School Morning Meeting on Friday. They taught The Cooper School students about a Hindu holiday celebrated every autumn, known as Diwali or “The Festival of Lights”. They shared with us that the word “Namaste” means “the light in me, sees the light in you”. The festival spiritually signifies the victory of lightover darkness, knowledge over ignorance, good over evil, and hope over despair. Arati and Siddhartha then joined the Kindergarten class for a lesson about diyas and even had them make their very own diya! To celebrate Diwali, small, decorated earthen diyas (candles) are lit. Kindergarteners formed their diyas using Model Magic clay and decorated them with sparkly rhinestones. We learned that Diwali is a celebration of the light taking over the darkness and that is why they use candles. Kindergarten loved learning about this lovely celebration and we even got to see the special clothes that are worn!
Kindergarten students also experienced a beautiful lesson in using natural dyes to paint, by local artist and Cooper School Alumni Parent, Rose Wirtz. Rose visited with Kindergarteners Friday under the oaks to demonstrate the process she uses for creating a rainbow of dyes using items found in nature. Stay tuned for the unfolding of this exciting project!