Under the unit How The World Works, EY1 students are learning about the interpretation of objects that may be changed by lights.
As the tuning in for this unit, they had an evening class. The aim was to observe sources of light and how light changes the way we see things.
Although the class started at 4.30 pm, some of the students came earlier than that. It felt strange to them, as they usually come early in the morning when the sun is still shining so brightly. Some of them even asked why they had to come so late in the afternoon, while the others felt very excited. The teachers also had to keep the excitement alive by telling the students that it was still a secret and they would get to know later.
The students also brought various sources of light that they had at home: flashlights, magic wands and toys that have lights and these were collected on the day. Little did they know that they were going to have fun with the things that they brought from home.
At 4.30 pm, the sky was so dark, not like we had expected it to be. The first plan was to have to students to go around the school while the sun was still bright, to analyse the source of light in the daytime. But it didn’t stop us from having fun. We stayed in the class, with the lights off, and played with the sources of light they had.
Not long after that, we went outside to find and draw the sources of light that they see. They found lamps, the long white lamp in the hallway, the spotlight, the aquarium light, the exit sign, even to the ant-shaped lamp in My City area. They also found a special source of light in the middle of the hard rain; lightning.
Although they couldn’t have a bonfire at the end of the night, they still had fun by watching the fireworks that were hung above the fishpond. They also got to hold them and that made them very happy.
We closed the night by returning to our EY1 Venus class to have a dance party. With the disco lights on and the music playing, they danced the night away!
All in all, it was a very fun night class. The students learned a lot but also had a lot of fun. An amazing experience that will never be forgotten!
written by Ibu Yana Sahertian, EY1 Teacher