November: Student Corner & Class Updates

Sumach Class
Sumach class celebrated fall with a harvest festival. It included a dance to offer sumach to the gods and a song about sumach. The class made sumach-ade with fresh sumach picked by Ms. Wortley. Many families attended and provided foods prepared with sumach. The class also started learning (practicing for those who already know) finger knitting. They picked out some sumach colours and decorated the door with their creations.

Oak Class
Oak Class learned and wrote about their trees.

Cedar Class
Cedar Class learned to create their own mandalas. A mandala is a complex abstract design that is usually circular in form. It represents wholeness, and can be seen as a model for the organizational structure of life itself – a cosmic diagram that reminds us of our relation to the infinite, the world that extends both beyond and within our bodies and minds. In essence, mandalas represent the connection between our inner worlds and outer reality.

Students in Cedar Class also get involved in the monthly newspaper production. Each of them submitted their work for publication. We will showcase their work every month. Kieran is our student editor, and she works closely with the newspaper team to get the job done. This month, we encourage you to take the maze challenge created by Kenton. *Ref: http://www.mandalaproject.org/Index.html

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UPCOMING EVENTS:
December 15 : Winter Fair
December 2nd : Parent Council Meeting @ 6:30pm

+Pizza Tuesdays are back! Cheese Pizza, Pepperoni Pizza, and Gluten Free Cheese Pizza options! $2.00 a slice, available at lunch. Proceeds support Da Vinci in purchasing Waldorf supplies and with guest artists!