In which I say goodbye to my kindergarten students
I’ve been teaching at two kindergartens, three times a week. One I started way back in October after I came back from Vietnam and the other in January when I came back from New Zealand. I have finished working at both of these schools in the past couple of weeks, as they gear up for performances and the end of school (some kindergartens don’t have a summer break like the other schools however!).
Last week, I finished at Yancuo kindergarten, a 15/20 minute bike ride away from Zhangzhou Aston. I ended with a couple of special things: one, a performance and two, photographs with the eldest class.
Unfortunately, I have no pictures from what I did. It was a simple class routine with puppet animals and I finished with I Like The Flowers, complete with actions.
I also got to watch from backstage as there were many other performances on a beautiful summer’s evening; only when the revelry had just finished, did the heavens open, and boy did they open!
Why do Chinese children look so cute?
The Photography session
This was done on my last lesson day with the students. Whilst we were waiting for them all to get into their kindergarten uniform, the tae kwon do instructor and I had a bit of a laugh with the camera (I’ve never spoken to him though!) and also with one of the teachers too.
Then we had class photos:
I was sad to leave Yancuo – they don’t speak a lot of English there, the teachers I mean, but they’ve always been friendly and communicative with me. They’ve always tried to make conversation and I’ve always felt welcome; they even kept feeding me supper after the classes! I’m going to miss the school security guard and our chats too.
Here’s to the next adventure in 2 months though!