21.11.2009 11 °C
Although China doesn't really celebrate Thanksgiving, this particular private school does honor Foreign Teachers' (mostly those from US) common holidays. However, in honor of Thanksgiving, us Foreign teachers were tasked to introduce the meaning of Thanksgiving to the students with vocabulary and history background. Since my students are much younger, I created lesson plans with coloring sheets and introduction of traditional dinner food vocabulary.
Guangya School also held a mini Winter Olympics for primary and middle school students and, the first day 19 November was REALLY cold and wet, BRRRRRR!!! Nevertheless, the events were fun and the students were having fun and quite enthusiastic whilst competing. By the 2nd day, the weather slightly warmed, clear bright skies with sun, but still had the cold breeze but not as piercing as Thursday... actually, quite comfortable.
I have to admit, I have most fun with my students when they are being themselves, being kids... Enjoy the video! One small note, majority of photos of those are with my students, sadly, I don't know & didn't place everyone's name because those particular students do not talk as much in class as I would like, so yes, you'll note the ones who do are the hams in most pics.