E1 and E2 were combining to perform two different skits for their program on Wednesday, so Monday afternoon E1A and E2A, and E1B and E2B met up for their first, and only, practice together. The E2 students were narrating, while the E1 students acted behind them. Both skits focused on different historical parts of Thanksgiving. A classes' skit talked about the pilgrims going to talk to the king, and why they left England. B classes' skit addressed the voyage on the Mayflower and life once they arrived in Plymouth. Practices ended up taking up the entire period, but overall, I thought it went well. :) My favorite part was the one line, "And one baby was born" and then one of the students would go "Wah! Wah!" but instead, the whole group said, "And one people was born!" Sadly, I wasn't able to watch their final performance, due to having CE Thanksgivings going on at the same time.
Tuesday morning all the CELA teachers met up in Office 2 to shred chicken for the Kindergarten Thanksgiving. Their program consisted of the teachers putting on a Thanksgiving inspired skit (also about the pilgrims and the Indians), along with eating their own little Thanksgiving feast. First, one of the national teachers explained in Chinese the story of the first Thanksgiving and what would be happening in the skit. Then the CELA teachers and assistant teachers put on the play. After the skit, the kids and teachers set up the kindergarten playground for the feast, moving tables and chairs from their classrooms to the playground. It was great to see even the pre-K kids helping out. After that, it was time for a prayer, and then we were finally eating!
|Chief Massasoit getting her head dress attached.|
|Some of my K3 students enjoying the feast.|
|It's time for Charlie Brown!|
|Lined up and getting their food|
|Time to eat!|
"Let us come before him with thanksgiving and extol him with music and song. For the LORD is the great God, the great King above all gods."