Saturday, November 21, 2009
Christkindl Market at the new location in Lindencham
The Christkindl Market took place from 2 pm until 4 pm. The students immediately noticed the playground. They now have six swings, a wooden train, and a rope jungle gym in front of the school as well as all of the other equipment the Beehive International School already has at it´s current location.
When all the parents and students arrived, parents were able to look at all of the books at the Book Fair on display. If you purchased anything from the fair, they would automatically give a certain percentage to the school to buy even more books for their current library. The teachers also posted their wish lists for the classroom and seemed well received by the parents.
Soon after, it was ready for all of the children to put on their costumes and get ready for the program. All the children had a green velvet coverall and a red velvet hat to represent Santa´s little helpers, and one student was dressed in a beautiful red velvet dress with white trim, and she represented Santa. Once into costume, the children walked into the room set up for the performance singing their first song which was the Fire Truck, after Marianne announced the afternoon events. Although this song was not so Christmas orientated, the students have been learning about fire, candles, and matches, so it fits in with their thematic unit.
The next song was one entitled I am Special. Which the children sang and also had certain movements to.
The next song, was This Little Light of Mine where the older students held real lit candles and the younger ones held cardboard replicas of a candle and furthermore sang the song Oh Light that they learned in English and German.
The last song of he performance was Feliz Navidad and each child had a heart tied around their neck with a piece of string. There were many cute hand gestures that went along with this number, but if you are a teacher you must always be prepared for the unexpected. Here are two students who were a little distracted during their performance:
Afterwards, the teachers were presented with a gift and then we all proceeded to the next room for refreshments, conversation, and snacks.
The students clearly have spent a lot of time preparing for their performance and it was definitely a job well done. Thank you to the teachers for all of their hard work in putting this event together. It was greatly appreciated by the parents and students equally.