On October 27, Far
Brook celebrated Diwali, the Indian
Festival of Lights. Students and staff walked into Moore Hall to see a visual
feast of Diyas (lights) and Torans (door and pillar decorations) and
reflected on the Anup Jalota Bhajans
playing in the background.
Far Brook parent
Shilpa Toolsidas, inspired by the First Grade study of Patterns, spoke about Garba Raas, a folk dance popular in
Gujarat, India, and Rangolis, a
colorful Indian folk art made from sand, grain, flour or flowers.
Meeting, the First Grade students created a flower Rangoli and sand Rangolis,
using their own stencils. The celebration ended with everyone enjoying homemade
Indian snacks while listening to a story of Diwali.
Happy Diwali and Saal
Mubarak (Happy New Year) to all!