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Our End of Year Performance.... Beeeeeeautiful!

G'Mate,
How are ya?

Besides Teachers wall art and Classroom Door Gardens,
What else do we have I can share with you?
Oh, the end of school year performance.

It was a little confusing.

It seems no matter how many schools I teach/have taught in, the same confusion applies.
That would be twelve schools, seven provinces.

For the past week, each class I have been reminded that on Thursday we will have a performance. Cool, looking forward to it, but what time will it begin. No one knew. So on Wednesday I once again tried to find out the time and if I needed to teach classes prior. I went from class to class trying to find an answer and finally I got my answer...which was completly wrong. The answer was I was required to teach a normal days lessons as only two students from each class will be performing.

Cool, I get to continue to have fun with the rest of my students!
Turn up to school on Thursday/Today and was told I needed to meet at 9am HERE to go to the performance.

Ummm?

So, all students and obviously all classes were involved, two students from each class were actually involved in each performance, but the entire Kindergarten was in the schools hall to watch, including all teachers and leaders.

Sometimes it is all Greek to me!
Beers N Noodles toya.

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Beautiful And Ever Changing Classroom Door Gardens

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Not only is it wonderful to adventure to and from my classes and either stop or smile as I pass by all of the artwork created by the Chinese teachers but it is an added amazing experience upon arrival.

Each classroom has their own Door Garden.

The students bring seeds or cuttings and the teacher gathers the students to the garden and teaches them about the seed/plant and then explains how to plant/pot it with care.

The students then have a turn.
Beers N Noodles toya.

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Wall Decorations by Kinder Beauties

G'Day Mate,

Almost all of the Chinese schools and Kindergardens walls are covered with the artworks of western artists.
Maybe it is a try hard effect for the parents.

I have walked so many walls, seen the same paintings and sometimes I sat and wondered, are we an English school or that of the arts?
I now walk new walls and find that my new Kinders walls are filled with the artwork of its beautiful teachers.

Here are just a few that decorate the balcony areas outside their classrooms.
It is so refreshing to stop and look at a piece of art and for one of my Chinese teachers to come out and ask if everything is ok.

Yes, but who painted this?
They blush and say...ME!

Beers N Noodles toya

Posted by eddakath 06:41 Archived in China Comments (0)

Ello Ello Aloe Vera & The Qingyuan Gardens

G'Mate,

Besides riding my eBike for many hours through the villages several days ago, today I rose, had something to eat and a coffee and after taking my morning meds, took myself on an adventure to the Qingyuan Gardens where I spent several hours walking and relaxing with my kindle.

Oh so beautiful!

After leaving it was time for a big lunch and then to buy my first pair of new sandals in who knows how many years... 5 maybe 6. As they say, spend extra, it will last longer.

And yes, I wear sandals all year through all seasons.

Then to the phone and computer market to see my buddy who I purchased my revamped Lenovo Flex 10 from. Problem.... In most apps, even though the settings are for English, when typing it used Chinese. After several cups of welcoming steaming tea,

He went online, downloaded what was required,
And Wallah, problem sorted.

Next adventure for the day was to find Aloe Vera gel and wipes. I use Aloe for EVERYTHING! At night if I hear a mosquito, dab some gel on limbs and face, if bitten, rub some gel onto the bite, sunburn from riding in the sun for too long, rub some gel onto the hot spots, headache, slowly rub some gel onto the temple area etc.

The wipes are mainly for when I wake up from my noon nap during my three hour lunch each day at kinder. Use a fresh Aloe wipe to clean my face, hands and arms....

Oh so fresh!

I also found some itsy bitsy teeny weeny jars of jam.
Then it was dinner time.... I must say, appitite is back.

Beers N Noodles toya.

Posted by eddakath 07:33 Archived in China Comments (0)

Losing Balance Part 4

G'Day Mate

Ok then, Part 4

All of the street photos in Parts 1. 2 & 3 are 1 to 30 seconds from the alleyway gates below my apartment.
It is the same as you continue left or right.
An amazing old street to live on.
Old China, just the way I like it.
Shanghai Road, also famously known as Snack Street.

Beers N Noodles toya

Posted by eddakath 06:06 Archived in China Comments (0)

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