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NOTE: This entry will span two days.
Day 10: Beijing to Shijiazhuang to Beijing
There is a very interesting place called Cangyan Mountain in Hebei Province. Hebei is a province that has in its centre, the city of Beijing. The trip to Cangyan took a few transfers. The first was the impressive platypus-nosed bullet train that comfortably sucks you across the province at warp speed and in smooth comfort. After coming ...
... one word: pretend. And next week they get to act it out so I'm excited to see what they will do.
Kindergarten learned 10 in a bed and I got to have the older kids act it out which they loved when 'one fell out' and had to sit on the ground. They really were cute acting it out and we had a great time.
Off to another week at 43....
So this week I asked my 4th graders to write their own version of the "Hole in the Bottom of the Sea" song. I got some pretty great responses, here are a few of them:
There's a student on a classroom, on a building, on a school, in the Shijiazhuang in the China of the Earth.
There's a bee on a flower on a leaf on a tree on a lawn on a park on a grass ...
So I decided to teach my kids the Hole in the bottom of the sea song. Which is one of those songs that builds up with each verse until it gets to this really long tongue twister that you are supposed to say really fast. In the last verse it becomes:
"There's a speck on the eye, on the flea, on the fly, on the wart, on the frog, on the bump, on the log, in the hole, in the bottom of the sea"
And if you have never heard this thing sung ...
So I tried to get the kids this week to tell me about different sports they liked and why but the lesson didn't go over the greatest. They were able to do it but for some reason it just dragged out really long. But I was given more bracelets, this time some beaded ...