Hmm? Something's wrong! Why are all the teachers in K3 suddenly talking pun?
（a play on words in Chinese）
"Bringing a scallion to school, you will be smart."
With celery, you will be good at learning.
“Bringing apples to school means peace.”
“A steamed cake means make progress.”
“If you eat dumplings, you will become a successful person！”
Such an interesting idea was specially designed by the K3 teachers for the 'Traditional Festivals and Celebrations' unit of inquiry.
On the first day of term, many children brought different fruits and vegetables to school, signifying concepts such as luck, common in Chinese traditions.
During the Exploration stage, we were able to celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival by making Moon Cake, and learned the Tales of Change. We also discovered that people have celebrations for different reasons, such as birth, love, tales and religion.
We then started to look outside of China, to traditions celebrated in other countries. Mr Jameson shared some information about Valentine‘s Day, a festival of love, celebrated in many countries.
Mr Matt shared some information about Easter, a time of birth or ‘new life’. One of the traditions of Easter happens 47 days beforehand, on a day known as Shrove Tuesday. This day has a few other names, one of which is Pancake Day.
To experience part of this tradition, we watched some videos, compared Easter and the other related traditions to Mid-Autumn Festival, and then participated in another tradition that happens on Shrove Tuesday, known as the Pancake Race.
Other Easter traditions are egg painting, the Egg Hunt and the Egg Roll. Using fake eggs the children painted them different colours and then hid them for their friends to find.
At BMH, we always want our children to learn about life and how to live it. That's why our teachers always try to bring new experiences to the children, so that they can really grow up watching the clouds roll in and out and the flowers bloom.
Because， life may give them many 'eggs' in the future, but this is the only one that will remain in their memories forever.