Twins Alyssa and Qistina...or is that Qistina and Allysa? We've taken to calling them "TWEEEEEENS!" when we need both of them.
Areena ("P Q R S T U V Buddle-U X Y Z!")
Three-year old Khadeja (who apparently is already betrothed....ahem.)
And here are a few more reasons why I love my job:
1. We get to do fun art lessons.
(here's one, teaching kids how to draw straight lines with a ruler)
(a finger-painted tree)
(felt ladybirds on a paper leaf)
(painted paperweight pebble)
2. We learn fun rhymes together.
One little baby
Rocking in a tree
Two little babies
Splashing in the sea
Three little babies
Crawling on the floor
Four little babies
Banging on the door
Five little babies
Playing hide and seek
Keep your eyes closed tight now
Until.. I say .. PEEK!
3. An occasional drama here and there
(and I'm not talking about the bawling kid refusing to get out of the car,
or the one nose-picking as if there was an undiscovered mine in there somewhere)
(here's Lutfi with 'injuries' after a horrific road accident - that day's lesson was Road Safety)
(Here's Brandon, who came in one day, impersonating Michael Jackson...or is that Stevie Wonder. I wonder...)
4. Colleagues who have become great pals.
This photo of Asmah (Mak Chor, to all of us) was added in because she looks gorgeous here.
(actually I added it in because I found out she secretly reads my blog in the deep of the night behind closed doors....but shhh...don't tell her I told you...and she likely can't read this fine print, heh!)
So the amusement continues...
4 year old takes a colour pencil with the tip broken off.
3 year old exclaims, "hey, that one doesn't have ink lah!"
W is for watermelon.
no, no, watermelon
All the time, I had just accepted whatever colouring work they had handed in. After all, it isn't art I am teaching but English. "w" for watermelon y'know? The drawing is just for reinforcing the phonetic sound taught. So as long as their handwriting displayed effort, I accepted their work. Even rewarded them with a sticker.
But after seeing that my beautiful hand-drawn outline of my watermelon had been mutilated, coloured totally brown...
What colour is a watermelon?
and what colour is the skin?
so we're gonna get it right this time, ok?
ok. (grin grin)
what colours are you going to use?
red and green!
slice of watermelon with red skin and green flesh