In the days following Mid-autumn Festival, life at school has returned to its usual rhythm. The teachers of Haiwai’s bilingual program have recently been discussing what other activities our students could get up to, besides regular classes. After many days of planning and preparation, we’re finally ready to show you what we’ve been up to.
Today, our first and second grade teachers led their students out of the classroom and into the nature of the school grounds to check out the flowers, butterflies, bugs and birds. Our students had lots of fun collecting fallen leaves, blowing bubbles, playing games and singing and dancing. Once our students returned to the classroom, they crafted their very own beautiful flowers and cute butterflies and other creepy-crawlies.
Here you can see our teachers working together to make a ‘home’ for all their students’ handcrafted flora and fauna. After the art teacher helped sketch an outline, our teachers painted in every detail, from grasses and weeds to tall trees and mountains stretching into the blue sky.
Students walking by were very excited to see such a sight unfold, and couldn’t wait to settle their creations in their new home.
Handicraft in hand, our students elatedly conferred where best to place their work. Here is the final product: We can see flowers blooming on dusty plains and butterflies and ladybugs visiting the verdant treetops. Now, during breaktime, our students happily run down to check on their little friends.
What fun activity will our teachers cook up next?
Watch this space!