It was my last day at the kindergarten today, the class seemed busier than usual with 40 children, perhaps they are all eager to get their end of term reports and the free breakfast, or perhaps word had got out about my amazing singing… Perhaps not.
As with the last day of term in the UK, it is all about fun times, so cutting, sticking, colouring and of course singing was the plan for the day.
After spending several hours cutting out paper Christmas trees last night I couldn’t wait to get the kids to start decorating them with the various bits of shiny glitter, tinsel and pens. Luckily I was organised enough to have a ‘here’s one I made earlier’ Blue Peter style example to show the kids, as they started by looking at me blankly. With Christmas not being a tradition here, putting tinsel and glitter on a paper tree does seem slightly odd. Still they soon got into it and made a brilliant collection of brightly coloured trees.
We all sang ‘We wish you a Merry Christmas’ … several times and then to say thank you to me they sang all the other songs they know in English, including ‘twinkle, twinkle little star’ ‘hello, how are you’ (classic) and various other brilliant renditions. I hope they will be singing … or shouting the ‘I love you’ song and ‘ten little numbers’ I have taught them to the next volunteer that visits.
Selamat Hari Natal everyone.