Thursday, December 31, 2009
Sunday, December 27, 2009
Thursday, December 24, 2009
K: This is one of my new students in Sun. Her name is Chloe, and she's so adorable. I was so surprised when she got up in front of the entire school for the talent show and sang Britney Spears for all of us. Possibly the cutest thing I've ever seen.
M: My kindergarten class sang the "12 Days of Christmas" for the school's Christmas party. I was very impressed with how brave the kids were. There was no way I would have gotten up in front of the whole school and sang a song when I was just 6 years old, not to mention a song in a foreign language.
Mark wrote the part above, but this is Kim now. Mark is too modest to mention that he did EVERYTHING to get these kids ready. He taught them the song, practiced with them, found the music for them to sing to... I was really proud of all the hard work he put into it. They looked so good because they had a fantastic teacher. :)
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
K: After many children-less Christmases, Mark and I had forgotten how magical Christmas is for these little guys. We've had so much fun talking with our classes about the holiday. Man, seeing the excitement on their faces is priceless.
Today was hands-down one of my favorite days as a teacher. I spent my morning discussing exactly how the whole Santa and flying reindeer thing works with the kiddos. Check out the video to see some of my 5 year old class's Christmas wishes and their explanations of how reindeer can fly. LOVE IT!
Also, I'm not sure if you remember my video post from about 8 months ago of my class, but isn't it amazing how much they've progressed in English? It's crazy to think that this is their second language, and most of them can already read, write, and speak fairly fluently.