Ward Diwali Celebration

Last week, kindergarten students in Elizabeth Tatarka’s and Maria Bulfamante's classes at William B. Ward Elementary School learned about the holiday of Diwali. One student was celebrating the holiday, so students read a book explaining that Diwali is the five-day festival of lights in India. Students also read about the holiday’s history and traditions. Additionally, students learned some Hindi words, including diya, or clay lamp, and then painted their own diyas. Students were excited to share their diyas and newfound knowledge with their families!