Monday my E6 students had their last rehearsal for Tuesday's graduation. The ceremony itself would consist of: a talent show, a skit (Hansel and Gretel and the Creepy Woods by Jeannette Jaquish), a video that the teachers had put together, a speech by the dean, and then the receiving of their certificates). Tuesday morning would be packed full of different tasks, activities, and games to be completed. Teams could receive stamps for using English, completing activities, a good attitude, etc. The winning team would get ice cream. But back to Monday - the final rehearsal.
|Flute and recorder ensemble|
|Scott performing a piece by Chopin.|
|Here come the witches!|
|This looks like a job for the Fairy Dog and Fairy Frog mothers|
Wednesday I had my final CE6 class of the year (and would be attending their graduation in the evening). There was a little confusion when I first arrived if we even had class. Most of the students were napping. "I have a game for us to play and a movie to watch, if you want," I told the students. "We definitely have class!" one of the students said. Another went to actually check in with their homeroom teacher who confirmed that we did have class. So, they put their blankets and pillows away and put their shoes on, and we headed outside to play "No Hands!" They formed two teams...
|Passing a softball with their elbows|
|Passing a frisbee with their knees|
|Passing a frisbee using their neck|
|Passing a softball just using one arm|
They had fun, and then we headed inside to watch "Hocus Pocus."
Wednesday afternoon the E6 students were in the kitchen baking cookies. Now that they've graduated, not all of the students come to class (and I don't really blame them). So we had four groups with five people in each group. Other than one of the groups of boys just dumping vanilla into their cookie dough instead of measuring it out, it went fairly smoothly. And all the cookies turned out well. :)
|Mixing up the dough|
|Whitney helping one of the groups of girls.|
|Spooning out the dough onto the cookie sheet|
After baking cookies and cleaning up the kitchen, it was time to head to the CE6 graduation. It started before I was able to head over (Tien came with me too because she also taught CE6), but we were there in time for dinner! It was assigned seating, and Tien and I were both next to Mandy's family. I taught Mandy in E4 at CELA, and then for CE5 and CE6. She's a lovely girl! After the dinner, their homeroom teacher said a few words, the kids had learned a couple songs to perform, the students said some words (both in English and Chinese), then they received their certificates. After that, there was time to take pictures and slowly people started dispersing. At one point, in between the meal and the show, the Cup Song came on, and so...
|The girls came over to be social.|
|The boys' performance|
|The girls' song and dance|
|The class singing|
|Saying "Thank You"|
Thursday the E6 students have an outdoor scavenger hunt and then Friday will be a movie day. Then the semester is over for them.
I have been very blessed to work with both of these E6 classes this semester! I've enjoyed working with and learning with them. :)