The school year is over, classes are done, and everything is packed up and ready to go to the new campus. With the departure of Alena, our past English coordinator, I am starting to panic that I'M going to be in charge of 3 new teachers who have (I think) more experience and qualifications to teach than I.
It's time to grow up and move on. I guess.
Anyway...our school had a big end-of-the-year production celebrating the end of classes and a chance to show off the wealth they have accumulated. Our kids have been practicing for about a month and fortunately, unlike those very stressful productions at my last school, the English teachers had very little to do with any of it.
This year's production for the babies (preschool and kindergarten) was a series of Mexican songs telling stories, like the Russian soldiers and ants and water drops. They were precious.
Little girls with castanets!
Princesas and Principes.
Little cowgirls with pink shiny boots.
La negrita cuckoo...I have no idea what this was about.
The tiny ones were little animals. Being a turtle is tiring.
This baby was a rain drop. Unfortunately, the excitement made him fall asleep before the production even started!
Little cat and monkey.
Our job as teachers was to be kid-catchers. We stood at the sides to make sure no babies went careening off the stage. The little cat made a run for it, but she stopped herself.
The elementary kids did a tribute to Hollywood blockbusters. 1st grade did The Lion King, 2nd did Star Wars, 3rd did Titanic, 4th did Pirates of the Caribbean, and 5th did Indiana Jones.
Omar as Luke Skywalker, Juan Pablo as a Jedi, and Jorge as Darth Vader.
Maru as Princess Leia.
3rd grade boys dressed in Titanic-era clothes.
And of course, Rose (Ana Sofia).
5th graders from Indiana Jones.
My 2nd graders and I.
Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker duke it out.
Two of my 3rd graders, Maria Alejandra and Rodrigo, presented the 1st graders.
I was very proud of these kids! I'm sad I won't be their teacher next year, but I'll at least get to see them!
Tune in next time, where I will most likely be posting from Portland, OR!