Heather's Thairy

Heather's journey to Bangkok, Thailand: a year of adventure!

Monday, July 03, 2006

Canada Day in Thailand

We celebrated Canada Day today at school. It was fun, but turned out to be a lot of work- the craft station hadn't really been well prepared and it was a bit hectic, but the kids seemed to enjoy themselves and that's what's important.
I flexed a bit of creative muscle in the celebrations- I painted four Canadian "portraits" where the kids could put their faces through and have their pictures taken (Paul helped with the backgrounds and cutting the faces out), and I made "Five Green Speckled Frogs" for the performance of the song by the same name.
I had the most fun hopping across the stage with my coworkers, pretending to be frogs, while the younger kids watched and Paul sang and played guitar. Unfortunately I don't have a picture of that yet, but I know other people took several, so I'll try to get my hands on those ASAP and get them up so everyone can have a laugh.
I have pictures of the older kids dancing to the song, though...



Not too sure what TJ is doing to Jin in this picture...dancing, I suppose...



It figures that Golf would have the frog whose eye fell off.







Ryan and Paul rock out Canuck style. I thought Paul was a combination of charming and creepy in his get-up.

And, of course, what's a Heather's Thairy post without some kind of tribute to the author? I love myself too much not to put up these pictures...they celebrate not only my artistic talent but also my knack for taking GREAT pictures. No goofing off here! Quality, model-esque shots, all the way!



I started off not too badly...



...I should have known that wouldn't last.



It quickly degraded...



...and ended in madness. I think some people will find this "Canadian Beaver" picture particularly hilarious. If you don't get why, don't ask.

Until next time,
Heather

5 Comments:

  • At 2:20 PM, Anonymous auntie Bonnie said…

    Hi Heather,
    Canada Day, eh? Looks like you all had a really cool Canadian celebration. And we all thought being Canadian was dull! I gotta do this for my class here. Hey, we gotta edicate these Americans (poor souls!) Love your face posters. Even better with a real CANADIAN! filling the void. Were they hard to make?
    Here's how I got alot of "raw" materials for my class. I sent a letter home asking for any stuff that I wanted and that I knew people would throw out - paper towel rolls, plastic jugs, etc. I also told the kids some of the cool things we could make with the stuff and showed some examples. That fired them up and I got plenty of stuff.
    Also, when you go to stores and see them throwing out stuff you could use, ask them for it. I've also gone to fast food places and asked for donations of straws. Give them a sob story of being a poor teacher and that they'll be helping the children! That always gets them. Hey, no shame, the worst they could say is no.
    Don't tell anyone this but since the dumpsters were right by my class, I'd check them out once in a while for stuff too. AAARRGGHH! you must be thinking "My Auntie the Dumpster Diver - Yikes!" Hey I only went for quality stuff and nothing that oozed. I am pretty selective you know! Like I said, "No shame!"
    Oh, another thing we did as a school was put stuff we didn't want in the teacher's lounge and other teacher's could then help themselves if they wanted.
    How receptive are parents? Do you have to have parent/teacher conferences?
    Take care! Hey you all could have side jobs working PR for Canada - especially your friend in the "Cat in the Hat" hat.
    Love, Auntie Bonnie

     
  • At 2:21 PM, Anonymous auntie Bonnie said…

    Hi Heather,
    Canada Day, eh? Looks like you all had a really cool Canadian celebration. And we all thought being Canadian was dull! I gotta do this for my class here. Hey, we gotta edicate these Americans (poor souls!) Love your face posters. Even better with a real CANADIAN! filling the void. Were they hard to make?
    Here's how I got alot of "raw" materials for my class. I sent a letter home asking for any stuff that I wanted and that I knew people would throw out - paper towel rolls, plastic jugs, etc. I also told the kids some of the cool things we could make with the stuff and showed some examples. That fired them up and I got plenty of stuff.
    Also, when you go to stores and see them throwing out stuff you could use, ask them for it. I've also gone to fast food places and asked for donations of straws. Give them a sob story of being a poor teacher and that they'll be helping the children! That always gets them. Hey, no shame, the worst they could say is no.
    Don't tell anyone this but since the dumpsters were right by my class, I'd check them out once in a while for stuff too. AAARRGGHH! you must be thinking "My Auntie the Dumpster Diver - Yikes!" Hey I only went for quality stuff and nothing that oozed. I am pretty selective you know! Like I said, "No shame!"
    Oh, another thing we did as a school was put stuff we didn't want in the teacher's lounge and other teacher's could then help themselves if they wanted.
    How receptive are parents? Do you have to have parent/teacher conferences?
    Take care! Hey you all could have side jobs working PR for Canada - especially your friend in the "Cat in the Hat" hat.
    Love, Auntie Bonnie

     
  • At 4:29 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Hey bucky beaver! Well, it sure looks like you were a great representative for Canada and you are so photogenic! I really like the Mountie thing but did you get it ok'd by Disney first? Love, Mom

     
  • At 7:40 PM, Blogger Catherine said…

    Oh, Heather...how I miss you! You somehow manage to make everything fun. I miss talking to you across the desk.

     
  • At 11:53 AM, Blogger ViciousTim said…

    HEY! Where's the bilingual action?! Bon-homme! Um...Pomme-frites! And...er...Stuff!

    Incidentally, I've been listening to this new band, Angels and Airwaves. Maybe I'll send you an MP3 or two if you want.

     

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