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Guangya School's Version of Olympics

sunny 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.

Posted by mskaye 21:54 Archived in China Tagged living_abroad

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Chinese people may have differences with Europeans and Americans but you have shown children are the same all over. I was very surprised by their Anglo-names. Is that common in China?

The wedding also showed how much all countries are uniting. Our president is embracing Chinese assistance in our economic crises and soon, I hope, any remnants of the iron curtain will fall. Your movies are inspiring. Please keep them coming.

By the way, I saw Ryan this weekend and reminded him of "The Alpha" and he told me to tell you he hasn't forgotten. After "Tagged!' and perhaps "Vampire Holocaust" it will be green lit.

by Nick

I wanna be in your class 2A too!. Seems like too much fun. Kids are
beautiful when they're smiling. No person can smile like a "Kid."

Yes, the Bride is a "Princess." I think that you're converting the
Chinese...as they seem to love you, and have fun with you.

God Bless you.

Please have a great Thanksgiving, Christmas and New year.

by Fiore

The children are cute as can be and just like any children, anywhere! The wedding was lovely and yes, her dress was beautiful! Do you have any special plans for Christmas?

We had our Thanksgiving service at church yesterday and our bell choir and Eckerd's bell choir played. We played at all three services, so it was a long morning! Had to be there at 7 to set up and practice before the 8 AM service.

Now it's on to Dec. 6th for the cantata and then we'll have the Christmas Eve service to prepare for. Take care of yourself. Hope you're feeling better. Fondly...

by Fran

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