The month of October has been jam-packed with many activities happening both inside and outside the classroom. The first of these activities was Spirit Week. The students had the opportunity to showcase their creativity by dressing up in various outfits/costumes that related to the different themes each day. For Class Theme Thursday, this year Gr. 4DD decided to dress up as their beloved CISM teachers while they asked me to dress up as their honorary CISM student. The kids had a blast coming up with outfits that accurately represented each of their favorite teachers. Below are some highlights and photos of the kids throughout the week.
To finish off Spirit Week, the students worked together and displayed true sportsmanship as they participated in this semester’s Sports Day. Despite coming from different grade-levels and being of various ages, the students had a wonderful time collaborating and cheering on one another through each of the different competitions. As a result, a big congratulations goes out to each of the teams who showed that nothing could have been accomplished without the trust and respect they had for each of their teammates. Below are photos of the students during Sports Day.
Towards the end of October, the students had a chance to celebrate an organization that is near and dear to my heart, the United Nations. This year’s theme was “Greening the Blue,” which aimed to bring awareness of our impact on the environment and our ability to leave a positive mark on the world (with both big and small changes in our lives). The performances ranged from a beautiful rendition of “Colors of the Wind” by the Gr. 4-5 students to an interactive performance of “They Don’t Care About Us” by the Nursery to Gr. 3 students. Each performance was met by a loud round of applause by teachers, students, and parents. After, students were brought “around the world” by visiting the different cultural workshops set up by the Middle and Upper Schoolers. Some of the favorite workshops included Switzerland as well as Romania. However, the moment all the students were waiting for happened after the cultural workshops, which was the Global Potluck! There simply was no need to go and fly to other countries to try cuisines from different parts of the world, when instead students simply had to step outside into the hallways. Students are immediately met by tables filled with food and smells that could quickly transport them to the Middle East, Europe and back to Asia. Below are some photos from our UN Day celebration.
Before the students headed out for their semestral break, we had one more holiday to celebrate–Halloween! Below are some photos of the students who came dressed in their chosen Halloween costumes. A big thank you goes out to the PTA who did a wonderful job providing us with an afternoon filled with sweets and scares! Here are some photos from our final Halloween Celebration.