|Mrs Cornelia Koehne-Drube|
SCOTCH COLLEGE JUNIOR SCHOOL LOTE PROGRAM
|FIRST SEMESTER, WHOLE SCHOOL THEME |
Willkommen und Auf in die Haschenschule!
In the weeks prior to Easter, Germany gets ready for a new season: You will see spring flowers on display and many traditional Osterbäume (Easter trees), twigs and brushes dripping with colourfully decorated eggs. The custom of boiling and painting eggs, the symbols of new life, began in Germany; the bright colours also represent sunlight and growth.
Of course Easter chocolate eggs of all shapes and sizes are also left by the Osterhase (Easter Bunny) around bushes and trees for children to find am Ostersonntag (on Easter Sunday). But most families will attend Easter service focusing on the re-birth of Jesus. Good Friday lunch is often fish, an early symbol of Christianity as well as a sweet delight in the shape of a lamb, the Osterlamm
German schools are closed for Easter holidays (usually two weeks around the Easter weekend) and many Germans travel during these days.
During this term Schule und Ostern (school and Easter) will also be our focus in the various classes. We are going to explore a special bunny story in rhyme highlighting not only the importance of traditions but also discussing the concept of the ‘good old days’.
Did you know?
The bunny as a symbol for Easter is first mentioned in writings in 16th century Germany. The first edible Easter bunnies, made of pastry and sugar, were also produced in Germany in the early 1800’s.
Frohe Ostern! (Happy Easter)
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