The students have a class at BIS about musical where they learn to sing and dance. Two times a year they put on a big production and the parents come to watch. Yesterday I got to school and they were "improvising with instruments." Jenith was hitting an old juice bottle with a crayon like a drum, Iris was using the play guitar as a violin and Angela was doing some crazy dance (per her usual!)
Then, Angela started playing her pretend violin.
Iris playing her guitar/violin
Thursday is the morning I teach arts and crafts to the kinders. It can be ridiculously stressful but I do enjoy it very much. This week we made the CUTEST bunny masks from paper plates! Above is Daniel using his bunny ears to pretend to be an elephant!
Sean and his mask!
Ms Julie, one of the Korean staff, helping the kiddos cut eyes out in their masks
This is Erin, a new student. Now we have two Erin's in kindergarten and two Daniels also.
Jun is a new student and the cutest thing you've ever seen. Is it bad to pick favorites?! :) He loves to say "OH MY GOODNESS!" and after he speaks in Korean he always says, "No speaking Korean!" No speaking Korean is a rule at BIS, but we stretch that rule a lot for these young kids, because their English skills are very minimal.
Henry and Sean, just hangin' out
Class 1: In the back is Andy, Jenith, Jun and Daniel. In the front is Henry, Sean and Erin. Can you see how much smaller Jun? He is a good head shorter than ALL the other students! :)
Class 2: In the back is Sam, Jamie, Angela and Iris. In the front is the other Erin, the other Daniel and Brian
Andy, another new kinder
Iris with her mask
A photo of Ms Hanna and I with the kinders from the field trip last week. We are with the witch, who was a main character in the musical we watched.
Us with the kiddos before the musical began
Another shot of us and the kids
A picture from earlier this month at Jenith, Sean and Angela's school birthday party. From left: Klein, Kristal, Ginny, Me and Hanna
Angela being crazy...what's new??!?!?!
A shot of my clasroom and me teaching my third graders
One of my birthday presents from Clarion, a first grader. It's a little figurine of a Korean girl eating rice, next to a kimchi pot, wearing hanbok, traditional Korean clothes. She gave it to me and said, "This would be you...if you were Korean....and you were very tiny!" Haha!
One of my birthday presents from Josh....a beautiful rug for the living room! Yay! I have been wanting a Persian rug for a while, but was having trouble finding one that I liked. This one is perfect!
Josh hard at work :)
Hope everyone is having a great week. This week was busy for Josh and I at work and celebrating my birthday. This weekend we are going to explore some new places around our house to shop for some things for the house, go into Seoul for a tasty steak birthday dinner and have some skype dates with people we miss very much! :)