Friday, December 6, 2013

Globe Trot Scott Celebrates Diwali!

I want to start out by telling you how blessed I feel to be teaching first grade in Pecatonica!  What an awesome group of kids I get to come to work with every day.  Thank you so much for taking the time to raise such awesome children.  Our class has been in charge of counting and sorting items from our school wide sock/underwear/spaghetti drive.  We talked a lot about why we are donating these items and being thankful for the things we have at our house.  Our school collected 385 items in the drive!  Absolutely amazing!

Today Globe Trot Scott sent us a package from India.  He said he actually went there at the end of October, but he has been so busy he forgot to mail the package until now.  When Scott was in India he celebrated Diwali, which is a five day festival that marks the end of the last harvest.   We talked a little about what each day meant, but we really focused on Bhai Dooj, which is a sibling festival on the fifth day.  Each student filled out a survey about one of their siblings.  They are so cute! I love learning new things about each student's family. 
Part of the Diwali tradition is to hang sparkly lanterns inside and outside their houses.  This afternoon each student made a lantern for us to hang in our classroom.  We had a lot of fun with Globe Trot Scott's package today.  We can't wait to see what Monday brings!
Seriously, how adorable is this!


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