Monday, December 15, 2014

First Grade Students Learn About Diwali

First Graders are currently learning about different holidays and traditions of a variety of cultures for Social Studies. On Friday, Mrs. Clark's and Mrs. Woodruff's First Graders were lucky enough to get an interactive lesson from Holly Grove's very own Vinita Sharma (4th grade, track 2 teacher) about the holiday, Diwali.

Students learned about the different days of celebration and what people do to celebrate different aspects of the holiday. Mrs. Sharma shared Rangoli, Diyas (decorative lights), traditional Sarees and jewelry, as well as Rupee. This was such a culture-filled activity, and the children were truly engaged in learning all about the holiday Diwali.

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