Monthly Archives: June 2014

Calligraphy in 3/4S

Luke from our sister school sent us home with calligraphy ink and calligraphy paper. So we put it to good use, Skyping with Luke and the Calligraphy teacher in China. 3/4S were able to watch the teacher and have a go themselves. They found out there are many ways to write ‘Loong’ or dragon in Chinese Characters. The Team China kids came over to help as well, with Lach out the front modelling on the board and Jess, Mill and Jack helping the younger students with their grip of the brush and technique. A great lesson. Mr S was the official photographer and Ms Fitz just painted her new top! Thanks to everyone involved.
Ms Fitz πŸ™‚

 

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Ni hao 5/6F- Bon appetite!

Lach and I brought back some treats from China for our grade to experience a little tiny bit of China. The fun part was we had no idea what we were eating, all the ingredients were in Chinese and the boxes gave us no clues either! So we guessed! The kids were all open minded, had a go at everything and used the chopsticks Ms Fitz bartered for to eat their food. Mrs Mc also contributed a few goodies for our feast. I think the White Rabbit lollies were the favourites πŸ™‚ Ask Lach what his favourite food in China was- he answers “Maccas”. Lach!

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Zi jian Shanghai

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Our final day in China! What an experience we’ve had! So privileged and lucky to be given this amazing opportunity. We took some time to reflect on our journey and appreciate this fast growing and immense city. I hope we recognise it when we come back one day- don’t go changing to quickly, Shanghai. Thanks for the memories and thanks to the 4 gorgeous kids who travelled with me and made my experience one to remember!
Zi jian
– Ms Fitz πŸ™‚

The Final Countdown…

Today we are going back to the Pudong airport to go back to Australia. Yay! We are all happy to be able to see our families again. We can’t wait to tell you all about what we did in Shanghai and Suzhou. Also thanks Mrs Ashby for the Skype calls. We loved the Skype calls and we skyped our family’s at Starbucks once. The countdown will begin now. That’s all from me. Byeeeeeeeeeeeee.

Lach H. πŸ˜€

Last night in Shanghai

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After the shopaholics finished bartering and dropped off all their goodies back at the hotel (notice the new Jack), we went for one last long walk to take in the beautiful and VERY busy, Shanghai. We made our way down to The Bund and indulged in ice cream. We missed the big red bus, so we had to hail a taxi….believe me, that’s an experience in itself! Jeepers!

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Tai chi

What a Lesson! Yesterday we had a lesson on Tai Chi. Tai Chi is slow karate. We started by warming up then we started to put together some moves. πŸ˜‰ Then at the end we got to wrestle the master. We tried and tried but it didn’t work so we had 2 teachers against 1. And the teachers won against the master but the 2nd time the master won. The master kept going into his little Zen world before we battled. Then we went back to the hotel for some pizza because it was pizza night. That’s all from Team China for now. Stay tuned for even more posts coming soon. Byeeeeeee. From Lach H and Jess A.
P.S. We are coming back from China in 2 days!!