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Kindergarten Weekly News

Happy New Year! Ethiopia is amongst the 12 countries

in the world to celebrate a different New Year. It is a solar calendar, which in turn derives from the Egyptian calendar, but like the Julian calendar,it adds a leap day every four years without exception, and begins the year on August 29 or August 30 in the Julian calendar. A gap of 7–8 years between the Ethiopian and Gregoriancalendars results from an alternative calculation in determining the date of the Annunciation.

Enkutatash is the word for the Ethiopian New Year in Amharic, the official language of Ethiopia, while it is called Ri'se Awde Amet ("Head Anniversary") in Ge'ez, the term preferred by the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church. It occurs on September 11th in the Gregorian calendar; except for the year preceding a leap year, when it occurs on September 12th. Here are a few photos of how our celebration at school looked like!

What we are learning!

This week for Language we continued mastering our writing skills. We focused making marks on a writing surface, used our tripod grasp to write or draw a letter, shape or a numeral.

In art we used tools to build, make discrete marks. We will start next week to explore with different materials.

This week for our Music and Movement class we beganour lesson with our qualified physical education and gymnastics instructor Mr Yonas who has worked with schools like ICS, German and Sanford International school as a Gymnastic coach. He will be taking 20 min of our music time on Thursdays. They loved challenging themselves while having fun! Everyone had enjoyed singing and learning new things!


- Please send your child with comfortable cloth (tights, shorts) on Thursdays for physical education.

- Please send sun screens, hats and extra clothes for Art on Tuesdays.

Have a great weekend!!!

Maraki- +251 911 48 76 81

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