Today the children and I talked about all the topics we will be exploring this year at school. They were amazed to see “the big bossy teacher books” that list everything that they are supposed to learn this year. They were in awe about how thick the curriculum documents from the government were and couldn’t believe how many words were inside. We made a list of all the topics we will explore and each child added a topic that they are curious about. Then it was time to explore!
The Indian holiday Diwali is on Thursday. Rangoli is an art in which patterns are created on the floor in living rooms or courtyards using materials such as coloured rice, dry flour, coloured sand or petals. It is often thought that the rangoli brings good luck! Often rangoli are featured during festivals like Diwali.
Here is a video that we watched about how a rangoli is made. If you google it, you can see the many different designs.