So the school decided to move the Earth Day free dress day to this Thursday instead of cancelling it all together which was awesome because I got to do my little ‘craft’ with my class. The kids were allowed to wear whatever they wanted as long as they had some earth colours (blue, green, brown etc.) which some of them stuck to…! we spent the afternoon watching ‘Over the Hedge’ which was essentially about destroying forests to build neighborhoods and it’s effect on the animals lol not sure if the kids got the bigger picture but it was fun nonetheless! I had them make their own dirt&worms ie. earth..soil..earth day..?! (Crushed Oreo cookies, chocolate pudding, and gummy worms!) it was our first time being able to do something hands on and following a procedure but they had a blast and loved eating their little treat!
Although Earth Day is on April 22nd, our school dubbed this week ‘Earth Week’ as we’re off during that week. Display boards were to be changed and we introduced students to the 3 R’s, which was kind of new to them because there isn’t as advanced of a recycling system in Kuwait like what we’re typically used to. The girls loved the display because they stuck on their own snack wrappers/garbage on the appropriate bags and were visually able to see how to sort garbage! yay! We watched the Lorax yesterday which they loved and our new favourite song is ‘Let it Grow’ (our second favourite is ‘Let it Go’ from Frozen..!) I had planned a really cute and delish activity for them to make and eat today, BUT school was sporadically cancelled for students today being the last day before break and all so my plans kind of flopped lol but we’ll try and squeeze it in when we’re back! Happy early Earth Day! xo.
My lovely jubly class forgot some of our rules the other day pertaining to homework etc etc. so being my teacher-self I put my game face on and began counting on my fingers. “We’ve been at school since September, October, November, December, January, February, and now March, and we still haven’t figured it out!” I began..then I looked at my hands and went damn. I’ve been here for thaat long already?!?! and I began missing my mum and my family and my bed etc etc. but jeez! time has seriously gone by so fast and until or unless you actually start counting the months it never really dawns on you does it?! Being in Kuwait for almost 7 months has made a tad bit lazy to be honest ^^’ there’s sort of an unwritten ‘rule’ if you will that if you don’t want to do it you really don’t have to! House needs a clean? hire a cleaner, car needs to be washed? someone will wash it, shopping bags too heavy? someone will literally follow you into every store and hold your bags for you, can’t raise your kids? hire a nanny lol I’ll stop now, I’m sure you get… View Post
So I wasn’t planning on doing a post on National Day just because it was in February and we’re basically in April now lol but I was just going through some pictures to send to parents and I have to share! Kuwait National Day is/was on February 25-26th and we had spent the whole month learning about the country etc etc. The girls had a show for their parents doing traditional Kuwaiti dances and then we also had a Kuwait dress-up day (hence my dara’a and Kuwaiti hijab lol) but we had a good time! Really gets you into the spirit of things and singing all types of Kuwaiti songs! “ana Kuwaiti, ana, ana, ana Kuwaiti” is basically the best song ever lol check out this youtube video of a flash dance done in the Avenues a couple years back! Made me happy chappy and feel oh so Kuwaiti! xo.