This week we celebrated Deepavali or Diwali -- the Hindu 'festival of lights'. Thanks to our in-house experts, Mrs. Mano and Ms. Radhika, Kindergarten 1 was able to participate in many fun learning activities and celebrations. We learned about how the festival represents the triumph of good over evil with the story of Rama and Sita and made connections to our current unit of inquiry by uncovering the symbolism behind all the bright colours and lights at Deepavali. We had a chance to try some traditional Deepavali sweets and have henna designs on our hands. We also learned about Rangoli art. On Friday we dressed in Indian clothing and bright colours in celebration of the festival and enjoyed a presentation by Grade 1KB which taught us more about the Deepavali story. What a beautiful celebration! Happy Deepavali!