Thursday, 5 July 2007

Birthday Bash!

Yesterday, only a few hours ago... the Kindergarten teachers celebrated their birthdays together. That way we can have games all through the whole hallway and our classes. It's always a great sight to see all those kids with big smiles on their faces because they are enjoying themselves.

We started in our own classes with packing out all the presents the kids gave us. Got some really nice things! Loads of flowers, some chocolate, some speculaas (Dutch cookies..jummie!!), some showergel, a bracelet and a ring. They really spoiled me.
It's always funny to see the parents at the beginning of the day like: Didn't know it was your birthday! And when they come to pick up their kids, having some presents with them :)
Really have the greatest parents there are!

When my kids were in the class they spontainiously began to sing "Lang zal ze leven"(Happy birthday in English) and "Happy Birthday to you" (yeah, we also sing that one!!) and loads of other birthday songs. That moment really made my day! Seeing them all singing, the thing I really love doing with them (and hee... they sing really amazing I can tell you!!) and enjoying themselves. Felt some tears in my eyes of happiness. They're cute!

Then unpacking the pressies and kids who didn't have presents congratulated me with my birthday. After that a boy came to me and whispered in my ears: "Happy birthday dear sweet teacher. Hope you will have a great day!"
Now who can resist that, especially when you know he's the class most difficult boy, but he's changed so much the last year. From bad into good!! And I love to see that change!! Also other teachers notice that, so guess I'm on the right way :)

Here are some photos of today.
In my class the kids could make chipschains. A "dropveter" (a long licourice) with potatochips on it and they loved it!! All the kids (about 175!!) made them and it was fun!!!!

Well... just see the photos, they speak for themselves!

The girls and boys just love having their faces painted :) A girl of mine :) She was really into thoughts when I made this photo...
We have a game called "stoelendans", something like chairdance. There are about 10 kids and 9 chairs. When the music stops playing they all have to sit on a chair. One child doesn't have any and can't play anymore. Then one chair is put on the side, etc, etc.... Till we have 1 chair and 2 kids left. The one who sits on the chair when the music stops, is the winner :)
Catch the fish :)
Some kids of me :) Enjoying their chipschain :)
Making the chipschains...
"Jumping" is really hot overhere in Holland. Just watch this movie( and you know what these kids are doing :) It's really cool to see those little kids jumping..hehe