“Excellent Personality in Pursuit of Excellence” is the school motto and core values of PICLC. We cultivate virtues which include independence, kindness, charity, tolerance, self-confidence, and gratitude in our students through daily life practices.
In late November, coinciding with Thanksgiving Day, we conducted practical activities related to the theme of gratitude through a week-long Thanksgiving education theme.
We led the children to learn about the culture of the holiday related to Thanksgiving Day, with the hope that the activities would lead them to pay attention to the beauty around them, and learn to think about how to express gratitude to those around them.
The kindness around us is a kind of beauty and love. It is also a bridge between people, allowing for understanding, tolerance and trust.
Grandparents, moms and dads, guardians, Kindergarten leaders, curriculum teachers, caregivers, classmates, friends, neighbors’ little friends…
Every person who appears in our studies and our lives; all bring joy and beauty to our existence. We guide our children to see with their eyes, hear with their ears, and to perceive the kindness around us in their hearts and give feedback.
With every small bit of feedback we hope that children will not only learn to love themselves, love others, love society, and be able to extend themselves towards others, but also that they can understand and identify with multiple values using a positive and healthy attitude.
We hope that our children will not only learn to love themselves, love others and love society, but also to understand and identify with multiple values in a positive and healthy way.
Knowledge acquisition, vocabulary learning, puzzles, handicraft making, song learning, table manners…
During Thanksgiving Week, we make learning fun. Our children experience the diversity of cultures in the world through participation, and in the process learn to respect, understand and accept cultural differences.
Educational opportunities are everywhere in life. We integrate etiquette learning into our children’s education, and incorporate gratitude into our regular activities.
Education through “food”. This is one of the blessings of this Thanksgiving week.
In this sumptuous and exquisite Thanksgiving meal the teachers will guide the children to relate what they learn about traditional Thanksgiving foods with real life experiences such as the taste of turkey.
The children will also subconsciously compare the differences between Chinese and Western table manners, and put into practice what they have learned about table manners.
By doing so, we enhance and expand children’s understanding of themselves and the diverse cultures of the world.
We allow them to connect more deeply with the people, events and things around them, and to appreciate the beauty of the smallest things in life more attentively.
It is better to give than to receive
It is better to give than to receive.
I hope all our students can understand thankfulness from the bottom of their hearts and make showing gratitude a habit.
I also hope that they will be grateful to the people around them in their own way, and face life with a grateful heart.