Hustle and bustle so early in the morning! Today the middle and senior groups are putting on a play for their parents. The floors and walls have been washed, the rooms are all spotless and everyone is looking their best! Aphelia has been busy in the kitchen since the weekend, cooking and baking for today. Each child was given a gift bag filled with baked goods to take home.
The middle group started off with their play. The room was packed with parents so unfortunately I couldn't see very much and had to try and peer over parents shoulders. From what I could see, the kids were sooo cute and rattled off their lines like pros. Yulia our admin lady took part in the play too. It was all in Russian of course, so I couldn't understand a word but it was still cute. Each child was given a gift at the end of the play. Aphelia, our cook, not only cooks amazing food but she's very artistic and painted the backdrop for the play. She's been busy with that for the past few weeks. She called me into her room on a couple of occasions to show me her handywork. While I was in her room, she showed me a number of other things she had made too! She is super talented and made dolls and a castle all out of paper mache! She painted them all with such amazing detail on every item she created. She hand sewed the clothes for the dolls as well.
The senior group did their play and they were just as cute! There weren't as many parents so I found a spot and sat down and was able to watch their play. My two "boyfriends" were delighted that I was there watching them. Daniil, aged 5, asked me just before the play whether I would be watching him. Kirill, gave me the hugest smile ever from across the room and waved when he saw me sitting with the parents.
Afternoon classes were a disaster. The kids were all still hyperactive from the mornings activities so I finally just gave up trying to teach them anything and let them run around the classroom. The middle group, aged 3-4, love it when I read animal stories. They run around the room, making that particular animal sound and then either crawl, hop or do whatever action it is to imitate that animal. The senior group, aged 5-6, love the Dr Seuss books and get quite excited when I pull one of the out to read.