Monday, May 07, 2007

Children's Day

May 5th is Children's Day in Korea. Friday, the 4th, we had a bit party at the kindy.
The morning started out with performances (of a sort) by all of the teachers. I brought in Tokki, as sort of a show and tell. Krystal made a volcano. Stephanie and Miss Young did magic tricks. Jeannie did a song - "This Little Pig". The Korean teachers did a play of the 3 little pigs. As I expected, when the wolf came out, half of the babies started screaming and crying and all of the teachers that weren't in the play had to run in and take the crying babies out (it is a kindy and a daycare, so there are kids ages 2 to 6).
We sent a note to the parents earlier in the week asking them to have the kids dress up. Some came in suits and dresses, some in costumes, most of them very expensive. They were all soooooooooooooooooooo cute.
[Lisa - the skirt of the dress has silk flower petals (pink) and little white flowers in it that move around freely.][Seung Woo][Sarah][SukMin - Captain Hook][Steve][HyunSang and ChaeYeon]
After the teachers' performances, the children then had a fashion show. They went up in groups of 2 to 5 to strut their stuff and pose for a professional photographer. We had them practicing a few times for the fashion show.[YongKyu - Power Ranger (The light is strange in this shot. I think it was at the same time as the photographer's flash.)]
We also asked the parents to send food for the party. There was SO MUCH food. We had asked that each child bring enough for 2 people. They each brought enough for the entire class.

[My class's lunch - sandwiches, kimbap, other rice things, fruit, deep fried vegetables, salad, yogurt, etc. This was AFTER we filled our dishes.]
At the end of the day, all of the kids got a Children's Day present from the school - a cap.

[David - Buzz Lightyear]


Organic-Muslimah said...

OMG. These kids are soooooooooo cute. We have a similar holiday, Children's Day, not sure when though :P

laura said...

I love them all.