The Mid-Autumn Festival is also called the Moon Festival or the Mooncake Festival. It traditionally falls on the 15th day of the eighth month in the Chinese lunar calendar, which is in September or early October in the Gregorian calendar. TLM celebrate today with lots of lanterns…
Lanterns have been associated with the festival since the Tang dynasty, it symbolized harvest and prosperity. During this festival, lanterns of all size and shapes, are carried and displayed – as beacons to light our way to prosperity and good luck.
The peas that Ari’s mom Shefali donated to school are growing strong. Our students discovered four big fat peas this morning and so we took them to the class and learn about it.
We learn how the peas grow from seeds to pods, we looked for the flowers and seeds, we counted the seeds…though we really want to taste the peas but we don’t have enough for everyone, so we decided to germinate more peas and hopefully it grows more!!
This is what we have on the “observation table”, many children stopped by to observe it, they touched, they counted, they drew and they wrote about it. This is how we Montessori!
Our March Music presentation is learning about the Violin. Yiwen Lao Shi invited her friends, Koko Lao Shi to present and perform Humoresque by A Dvorak.
Our students learned about the part of violin and it’s function. They got to examined the part of the violin close up, the children has a lot of fun!
A big Thank you to Miss Ko-en Shih (Koko) and Mr Ian Sims. They are a husband and wife team that operate Kismet Art Innovations. They offer music lessons to children and adults alike. They can be reached at http://www.kismetartsinnovation.com/ tel:443-574-5016. Feel free to inquire with them about lessons for your child(ren).