On November 13th the SCIS Early Childhood Education (ECE) Campus was happy to host its first-ever Family Fall Harvest Festival.

The ECE’s Outdoor Learning Committee brought our community together by inviting students and families to celebrate fall with classroom teachers, Mandarin assistants, and administration, it was an afternoon of family fun and exploration.

Celebrating the Fall Harvest as a Family

After school, Parents picked up their children from their classrooms and were off to start exploring activities throughout the campus. Activities were planned to promote inquiry and exploration of seasonal materials. Next, there were physical activities and games such as a pumpkin relay race, pumpkin bowling, pumpkin tic-tac-toe, and a bean bag toss.

Elsewhere, students got creative by making wonderful arts & crafts projects such as apple-stamping, leaf-printing, and shape-cutting with playdough. Our specialist teachers hosted a sensory exploration station where students and parents were able to smell, taste and feel different types of harvest materials. Many enjoyed stopping for a snack of popcorn and sweets prepared by teachers at our popcorn glove station.

The changing of colors and a taste of fall

Our thoughtful Parents and Friends Association helped us bring in vendors to support our event. GOMA Greens provided a small farmer’s market which had seasonal fruits and vegetables for sale. Lizzie’s joined us to sell their delicious and healthy products. Lastly, families were also able to enjoy Vietnamese food. It is always lovely to see so many of our ECE families sharing a meal together.

While we planned to celebrate outdoors, activities had to be moved to our indoor spaces at the very last minute. However, students, teachers, families, and vendors took the change in stride and, as such, the event was a huge success. It was a wonderful community event indeed, and it was a pleasure to see so many families come together to celebrate the fall season with us.

Thank you to everyone who attended our Family Fall Harvest Festival and to those who helped make it such a wonderful afternoon!

SCIS. Exploring Together.

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