6th grade exploratory enjoying India Week at AES.
This morning we celebrated Indian Republic Day as a middle school. Our goal was to deepen appreciation for India and celebrate the amazing diversity and gifts that India offers.
First, we clarified the difference between Independence Day (celebrated on August 16th) and Republic Day (celebrated on January 26th).
All throughout India, children participate in poetry competitions and drawing competitions for Republic Day to share their vision of a progressive and unified India. While students listened to beautiful Indian sitar/flute music and viewed images representing the diveristy and magic of India, we asked students to:
- Think of words and images that represent Republic Day and a peaceful, unified India to you.
- Capture those words or images on your flag.
- This could be poetry, pictures, symbols, small moments, powerful words….
Check out what students came up with in the slideshow below.
The students did an independent project where they were expected to come up with an entertainment or utility bot design. All the students came up with entertainment bot designs and there is a variety to watch in the video.
On Saturday, December 10th, the HOPE Club visited the Tigri School. And they brought a special visitor – Santa Claus!!
The HOPE Club used funds raised from the World Language Bake Sale to purchase socks that were wrapped and gifted to the students. Check out the fun and wonderful work that our middle school students are doing on the weekend!
The students were given a task to make robot designs that looked like charging tanks and could move over rugged surface with ease. The students made sure that their bots were well above the ground level in order to save them from dirt and scratches. They used treads to protect the wheels used. Each student came up with a unique design for tankbot. Student tested their bots in the rock garden and the video demonstrates that. Enjoy!