This week, we celebrated Earth Day with a series of activities at school that involved our Family Groups. The program included a presentation by Classroom Safari – an educational and entertaining adventure into the wild. The animal ambassadors shared interesting facts about the animals diets, enemies, and special adaptations that help them survive. The students were excited about learning conservation and seeing animals from around the world. After the presentation, the students in Family Groups discussed what the idea of Responsibility has to do with animals and Earth Day.
Earth Day was organized by our wonderful Science Teacher, Vickie Obenchain, and supports our program of environmental education to make Saklan students aware of the issues that are confronting our planet.
As is the tradition every year, the Owlets, Hoot Owls and Kindergarten classes enjoyed St. Patrick’s Day celebrations last Friday. This entailed a lot of green, some sweet treats, a little magic, and lots of smiles! Those pesky leprechauns left green footprints, turned rainbow sorbet into green sorbet, and avoided those creative traps made by the Kindergarten class. There’s always next year….
On Thursday, February 8th, students in the Hoot Owls, Kindergarten and 1st grade celebrated the completion of 100 days of school so far this year! Parties, games, snacks, and activities all centered around the big number 100.
December is a time where families celebrate many different events or traditions, depending on their cultural background. A common theme among these differences is special food and festivities around light/candles in preparation for winter. The Hoot Owls spend several days in December learning about some of these.
On December 6th, they learned about St. Nicholas Day. As is customary in Europe, the students lined their shoes up outside of the classroom after lunch. When they went back to check, they were excited to find a candy cane and a penny in their shoes. This tradition honors the spirit of giving. St. Nicholas became known for his generosity to those in need and his love for children.
On December 7th, the students learned about Kwanzaa. Kwanzaa is a week-long celebration of community, family and culture. It begins on December 26th and goes through the new year.
Next week, they will celebrate Santa Lucia and Hanukkah in their classroom.
The Hoot Owls want to wish everyone a happy holiday season!