In celebration of Diwali, the Indian Festival of Lights, Ms.Smalley (Somya and Saaya’s Mom) presented each child with a beautiful lamp. The children learned the meaning of the Festival of Lights and also tasted cookies from India.
Ms. Lekha continued the celebration with a discussion on India. She wore a Saree and explained the significance of her attire. She also spoke about the meaning of the colors of the Indian flag. She had an informative and impressive slide show that showed the national bird, the peacock, and a colorful presentation on the various places, sports, animals and famous people. She even talked about the invention of Zero. The lesson concluded with the famous Parle Biscuits from India and Coconut Burfee made by Ms. Lekha.