India Week

We had a really fun in India week because we got to do all different kinds of activities and it was different than 3rd grade. On the second day of India week which was Monday we saw a balloon show and it was really fun and funny. On Friday we got to see people that came to our school to show how they made things. Then next Thursday the crafts changed to new craft demos. All of them changes. It was really fun to see the craft demos twice. On Tuesday we got to get mehendi and we got to draw or pick our designs some hands had spaces between designs and some hands were full of designs. It was really cool that the people who were doing it made it so exact and pretty. That day we also did yoga it made us really calm and energised. We got oranges after yoga and we did mindful eating kind of thing. The other exciting thing we did are fashion show, movie, screen printing, Rajasthani lunch (delicious), turban tying, puppet show, and my favourite activity is the dye. The dye was really fun and cool because I love art or craft and we made different designs with cloth and thread and beads except we did not put beads on the cloth we used it to get the Colour on the cloth. India week was really fun and I would love to have everyday as India week.

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Indian dance unit in Indian studies

A Kathak dancer named ms. Priti came our school to teach us how and the different facts about kathak dancing. She also taught us about different kinds of Indian dances. The facts about kathak dancing is that it is a classical dance. We learned the foot steps to the basics but it was hard to do it without getting confused. She showed us that kathak dances can tell stories. She told us that to learn kathak dance you need to practice and learn for a lot of years. Also a tabla player named mr. Rajiv came from jharand came to our school and played the tabla to match the kathak dance that ms. Priti did.
We learned three other dances called Bollywood dancing and ghoomar and Bhangra . Ghoomar was a dance from Rajasthan and Bhangra was from Punjab. We also learned that ghoomar was a smooth and soft dance and Bhangra was a energetic and a fun dance. These two dances are called folk dances. The amazing fact that I learned is that there are at least 645 tribes in India that does these dances. Learning these fun dances in Indian studies was fun and exciting. I hope we have a similar unit like this one!!!!

Celebrating My Writing

Recently in writing , I worked on writing a personal narrative. I am taking the time to share what I learned and how I am going to grow as a writer.
I have enough ideas for some story but it took kind of a long time for thinking ideas.
I used spider web for planing it was actually my favorite part of writing a story because I can thing of all the fun and exiting things that happened that day and at that moment I thought I wrote a big story I never thought of that so I just took of the part that I didn’t really need.
The other thing I enjoyed is editing because I can read my story and there might be things to change and there is another one which is drawing the pictures because I love drawing.
I think I have done quite good job.

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