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7 maart 2017
Walking, working and webs || York day 11
We start the day by guided reading. I go sit with the group that's reading Charlotte's Web. I have to admit I've never read Charlotte's Web before, I'm sorry everyone who's getting really mad at me right now. The kids have to answer some questions, which are very easy if you've read the book and I think back to Pride & Prejudice and A Doll's House. If only we had to answer questions that you can find literally in the text. It would make life so much easier. Back to Charlotte's Web. I get a book as well and I read the first 3 chapters in about 15 minutes. It's quite a cute story, so I might go and read it, as soon as my tbr-list doesn't contain 30 books or something like that. After a while, the teacher (not Mrs. Block) has to leave for a few minutes, so Mr. Green, the headmaster, comes to keep an eye on the kids. They are working very quietly and he asks the kids: 'Do you want me to sing a song?'. The kids start laughing. 'I can only sing a song if you're completely quiet,' he says, 'and you can't laugh. That's illegal!'. The kids go quiet and he actually starts to sing. I can see that the kids actually have to laugh, but they don't. After a few minutes, the teacher is back and we continue with the actual guided reading.
At 10:00 the entire school has assembly, or, as they call it, worship. Today they have something called 'Rock church'. Does that sound weird? Yes it does. There's a man from an organisation called Life Zone and he starts by putting up a song where everyone has to do this weird dance. After that, he starts talking about Kung Fu Panda and I realise that I really have to see that movie again. He talks about how Po and basically everyone really looks down on him and that he therefore gives off negative energy. But in the end, he realizes that he doesn't actually suck, so then he gives off positive energy. That's the important part about Worship this day.
After playtime, the class has spelling, which is a lot more fun than phonics on the Infant School. They're learning about homophones; words that sound the same, but that are written differently and mean different things as well. Mrs. Block gives them a few homophones and the kids have to make funny sentences out of them. We decide that the funniest one is the one from Ruby: I write with my right ear. While writing the sentences, I sit in between Luke and Daniel and every time they finish a sentence, they read it to me to check if it is correct, which I find really nice.
After lunchtime, the kids have pedastrial training, which is basically a difficult name for: 'How to cross the road?'. We're with an uneven number, so, at the end, I'm walking next to Alex, who keeps talking about his guinea pigs, but he also asks questions. We had quite a good conversation actually. About the road crossing: I don't have the patience for doing that with kids, since they have the feeling you can only cross the road if you don't see any car coming your way. There's some truth in there, but if that car is pretty far away, you can still cross the road: don't worry! But well, I get that they have to learn it, so I'll shut up about it.
After crossing roads, Mrs. Block reads a story. I don't know which story, but I really like it until now. When she stops reading at 15:20 the entire class says 'aww', because we had just reached an exciting part of the story. She's gonna continue tomorrow. She better continues tomorrow, I wanna know whats happening next. When the schoolday's finished, a girl named Connie comes to me and asks me if I know any good jokes. To be honest, I don't. I haven't told jokes in quite a long time, at least not the typical "jantje jokes". I tell her the joke about the indian my dad has told me some time, because it's the first one I can think of. Am I gonna tell you what the joke is? No, now you know how I felt when Mrs. Block stopped reading hahaha.
Back at Julie's I don't really do anything interesting so yeah... It's about 22:25 right now, so I'm gonna read a bit and then I'm gonna sleep. I hope I won't wake up during the night. I've almost finished HP5 for the third time by the way, only about 50 pages to go; Pride & Prejudice here I come! Oh yeah, fun fact: while writing these blogs, I mostly put on some music, so if a very intense song comes on (e.g. You'll be in my heart) it takes a bit longer to write the blog, because of me suddenly miming the text, woops.
I'll write again tomorrow!
Didn't take any pictures today again :(
8 maart 2017 06:58 | Door: Eva
Omg I do the same by You'll be in my heart!