Earlier this week Yuri told me I should come to school Saturday morning to see an art festival. I assumed I would look at some paintings, say hi to my students, show my face, and go back to my apartment for a nap. I was so wrong. When I got there everyone was in the gym. It was full of parents and all the students were sitting in single file lines wearing sparkly costumes. I asked Yuri what was going on and she said "it's the art festival" like I was an idiot for not knowing that art festival means coreographed dances. Every grade did 2 songs. Of course some of the naughtiest kids were the best dancers, and nobody was more excited than the 5th and 6th grade boys. Seriously. It was a very interesting and very cute Saturday morning.
The day started off with some traditional drums
Then the kindergarteners did a little dance. The girls wore these tiny sparkly belly shirts, and I couldn't decide if it was cute or creepy
2nd grade singing and dancing in matching plaid
|3rd grade in sparkly superman outfits. The song definitely had nothing to do with superman.|
Every adult's worst nightmare: recorder performance
These 6th graders were the MCs, but the looked more like a bride and groom to me
1st grade cheerleaders!
5th grade sailors
This is the 5th grade teacher conducting them. She was in charge of the whole festival. I love her. She doesn't speak a lot of English, but she tries really hard, and she's so cute.
Kindergarten had a costume change and came back dressed as Elvis!
The 5th graders were imitating this famous cooking/drum show called Nanta
1st grade Indian dance