Last Saturday was SK’s spring open house. We got to tour her class room, talk to her teachers and see all the crafts they have been working on at school.
This is SK’s English teacher. There are always two teachers in the classroom. One who speaks English and one who speaks the local language. She has had the same English teacher for two years in a row now and she has been such a gift to us!
This is SK’s local language teacher. She is also super sweet and SK likes that she “always dresses lady-like.”
Interestingly, they had both individual projects and ‘class projects’. Here is SK explaining how she helped with one of the class projects.
As Americans, we are generally more individualistic. It was interesting to see how a more co-dependant society more highly valued group work. There were several group projects. This was one of my favorites.
There was also a Merry Christmas banner on the wall because, hey, it’s in English so lets hang it on the wall!
Loved SK’s artwork and interesting last name!
There was also a clown who painted faces.
At the end, there was a drum and song performance. SK looked bored throughout her drum show. Afterwards, I asked her if she was bored and she said no, she was hot and squished. It was a hot day but I made her keep her sweater on, just for the performance because it was culturally inappropriate to have short sleeves at that time of year, even though, to us, it was hot. I guess I paid for that decision with a bored drummer!
After the drums, they sang an English song. At the end of the song, they repeat, “all together now.” But, SK sings this with a local English accent. She can’t even tell what she is saying. When we try to tell her she’s saying, “all together now” she adamantly explains that no, in fact, she is saying, “ahh toogeta naw” Oh well, thankfully, she’s there to learn the local language, not English!