Market Day

6:50 PM | ,

Today is a Market Day in Sekolah Alam Cikeas. Market Day is a day where students sell their hand-made goods to guests. This is how the school conducts the Market Day:

First, days before the Market Day, students make some handicrafts, such as photo frame, and sometimes cakes. These handicrafts and food are then offered to the guests on the Market Day. Each class makes and sells different things. Hikari's class sold photo frames from used wooden Ice Cream spoon. They sold the frame for Rp. 5,000. The parents buy their children's handicraft.

Besides that, the school has this system that makes the students bring their used goods to school. For example, on Tuesdays, students who have used paper, newspapers, magazines, etc. at home bring those used papers to school. The school collects the garbage. On Wednesday, the students bring plastic bottles. This system goes on until Friday, with different garbage each day, ranging from used paper to used clothes or used bags. These used goods are then sold to the villagers around the school on the Market Day. The villagers can buy the goods with very very cheap prices, from Rp. 500 to Rp. 5,000.

On Market Day, there are also some competitions that Sacikeas students and public can join. Different from other school, Sacikeas holds competitions such as Papercraft competition, Scarecrow competition, etc. Hikari joined the papercraft competition. In this competition, the children have to work together with their parents. But, the parents have to allow the children to do most of the work, like working with scissors, glue, folding, cutting, etc. This competition is meant for the child and parents to work together and for the child to exercise their motoric skills. Very fun and beneficial, don't you think?

Here are the photos from today's event:

Hikari in front of his class (the second floor), trying to be funny.

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Hikari's School

1:09 AM |

Hikari now studies here!

The Function Room of Sekolah Alam Cikeas

Check out his school:
The playground!

Hikari's class, SD1 Adenium

Hikari is in front of his class (the second floor)

The classroom

This is how the students learn about science. They are investigating how Oxygen works:

This is the place where Gardening Class works. They learn how to cultivate the land while studying science and biology:

Farming! Students learn about animals and their habitat here:

Outbound, guys!

The most important thing of all, Hikari loves being in his school. He refuses to stay at home even when he is sick. He is eager to start the day to go to school. That's the reason why Mama and Papap put him in this school.
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6th Birthday

3:47 PM |

Hikari's 6th Birthday was celebrated with a small gathering. Only his grandparents, uncles, and his closest friends attended the gathering. He was nonetheless still cheerful. You must know why: his grandparents and uncles showered him with a lot of birthday gifts!

Hikari, Zidan (Hikari's friend), and Grandma
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Kindergarten Graduation!

10:52 PM |

In Indonesia, or Jakarta, at least, kindergartens have started to hold a big ceremony when their students have finished the highest grade of kindergarten (to continue to elementary school).

Hikari's kindergarten also held this Graduation Ceremony. In this event, Hikari had to perform for a couple of times: Reading out the Koran translation, dancing, singing & dancing, singing, and dancing. Whew! But, he definitely had a good time.

Hikari was reciting the Koran translation.

Hikari was singing and dancing.

Singing and dancing, again.

Finally, he graduated...
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Puzzle Master

10:20 PM | ,

Early March, Hikari's school conducted a School Competition which was followed by the school's students and other students from different schools. There were many games/activities that the school provided, such as Puzzle competition, drawing competition, computer competition, swimming competition, and others.

A week before the competition, Hikari told Mama that he wanted to join the event. He said that he wanted to participate in the computer and puzzle competition. But, at the end, he decided that he only wanted to join the puzzle competition. Although suprised (because Hikari never asked to join such event), Mama gladly signed him up for the game.
The night before the D-day, Mama found Hikari busy with his puzzle collections. He has a lot, mind you. It never crossed Mama's mind that Hikari might be preparing for the competition on the next day. Well, he probably was.

That day, Hikari woke up early. He even reminded Mama not to be late for the school. What a surprise!

At school, Mama was even more surprised. Mama thought the competition was just an internal event with no outside participant. Actually, the competition was a big one. Some other kindergarten students from other schools also participated. Mama was sad because I couldn't accompany Hikari that day. Mama asked his teacher to accompany him. Out of ordinary, Hikari didn't seem to mind that Mama wouldn't be able to accompany him. So, Mama left for work.

That afternoon, Hikari's teacher called. She informed Mama that...Hikari won the first place!
Alhamdulillah! What news!
The most interesting story from the teacher is Hikari could finish the competition in FIVE minutes only! Even the teachers and committee were surprised.

Well, Hikari was very proud and excited when he knew that he would be given a trophy. He hardly could wait for the committee to call his name. When he was called out, he almost ran to get to the stage and took the trophy. When he got home, he showed the trophy to everyone. He didn't care about the money, the certificate, nor the souvenirs that he received.

We were very much surprised. Happy surprised, of course. We didn't expect it because we took the competition so lightly. In fact, when we knew that it was a rather big-scale competition, we didn't panick. Hikari also took things lightly. So, imagine what happened when he knew he won. This is his first experience. He had mentioned that he would want to win again! Haha!

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