We recently had International Days at my school. It is a time to celebrate our school’s multi-cultural make-up.
The children come to school dressed in a traditional costume or clothes to represent where they come from or where they have lived. We have a big parade where all the children walk through school in front of each other and all the parents. It’s a great sight!
Loads of the parents volunteer to come in and run a stand representing their countries. There’s food to eat, games to play, puzzles to work out and things to make! I love it.
This year I had some volunteers to come in and work with my class. My class are 3 years old. We did lots of different activities – making flags, sharing stories, craft fun, dancing and lots more…
Next, we were going to try…. origami.
Yes, origami with 3 year olds.
I was a little stunned to begin with – but the children loved it.
I am not sure whether they loved the activity more or the fact that their teacher (me) and teaching assistant were frantically rushing around our little circle (with 13 children) helping to fold paper left, right and centre.
It was simple origami. By that I mean –
extremely tricky rather complicated. I giggled as I worked.
I think I’m an origami pro now!
I’m glad it’s the weekend – I need the rest!
Not a child from my class - I just love the expression! Boats next time, maybe?