Ellen Rogers, 1st grade teacher

Saluda Elementary

2020-2021 Funded Project; Holi: A Spring Festival of Color

Ellen used grant funding to purchase materials for celebrating the Indian holiday “Holi,” including shirts, powder, masks, and chalk..

Holi Hai! (Meaning, “It’s Holi”.)Thanks to a generous Be Inspired Grant from the Tryon Fine Arts Center, first grade students in Ms. Rogers’s class enjoyed the Hindu celebration of Holi with a Color Run.

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Holi, also known as the Festival of Colors, marks the beginning of spring and was on March 29th this year. While the colors used  during this celebration were store bought, students have been learning how colors can be made from dried flowers and will be experimenting with some they’ve collected from the school grounds. They will also be comparing Holi to the Jewish holiday of Passover which began on March 27th and Easter which will be on April 5th.