Welcome back to Halford! The first day of Halford Sisters 2018-19 (10/13) was equally exciting for both big and little sisters. A mix of new and familiar faces arrived on the circle, and everybody created identity maps to introduce themselves and allow them to reflect on parts of their lives and themselves that are important to them. The scientific method was also introduced during our science activity and sisters were encouraged to ask any and all questions they had about plants in the Casti garden.
The second session of the year (10/27) focused on Halloween themed activities and discussion topics. Sisters learned about the concepts of cultural appropriation and objectification of women in Halloween costumes, as well as in the larger world around them. A lighter activity followed during science, and Halloween candy was brought out to explore the concept of density. The Little Sisters made hypotheses about different candies, asking themselves if a particular treat would sink or float, and provided their thought process behind their claim. Each group tested their hypotheses, and after each trial, the concept of density began to make a little more sense in the real world context provided.