in the little chinatown classroom the children and i are going to town with our watercolors and sketchbooks. here are the lanterns we painted back on chinese new year at the beginning of february. this week we’re looking at koi and oak trees. it’s difficult to convince everyone to use less paint and more water. they do so enjoy scooping it onto their brushes and slathering it on the page. mostly i turn a blind eye and let them do what they want.
our storytime book is MATILDA. reading the part of missus trunchbull is terrific fun!
as much as i crave long stretches of silence at home, i am aware that these last months of school are fleeting and will be gone too soon.
i must take photos of this week’s homework spelling stories. pure entertainment. i love seeing how they weave the words into such interesting stories. a jungian would have a field day. each story is a deep look into the inner world of the writer.
i added a few things to our classroom wishlist. it’s been empty for a few months, but i updated it recently. thanks for the donations of paint refills and pens! when amazon includes the note from the buyer i’m able to send a thank you note via amazon. otherwise i don’t know who sends what. this is just to say every single thing has been put to such good use. with love & deep bows of gratitude from chinatown.
my sister sent me this video. we loved the cats of instanbul when we visited about 5 years ago. i took so many pictures of them. there are plenty of clips of this film on youtube. i’ve watched several and they are fantastic!
see you soon!