We celebrated the start of Hanukkah this year with plate of deep-fried goodness and endless rounds of the dreidel game. We also had class present/surprise each morning for the eight days of Hanukkah, ranging from a class puzzle to a ‘Sit Any Where You Like Day’. A nice way to celebrate cultural diversity in the classroom. And to eat donuts.
It’s any excuse for a morale building party in Miss M’s classroom, especially if it’s the dead of Winter. For this Winter Party, inspired by our home town’s modern art Dark Mofo festival, each group of students were in charge of a different aspect of the party planning. One team organised a Winter Photography Competition throughout the school, another surveyed the class for their preferred Winter themed movie (Ice Age was the winner), catering and invitations were taken care of by our third team and the final team were the judges and organisers of our Winter Costume Competition. Needless to say, it was a fun way to celebrate the Winter Solstice.