Friday, January 21, 2011

A common language.

So today it's my last day at work! Well at least before I go for my three weeks off back to Malaysia.

I was just reflecting that the kids who get along well, or pair up together initially tend to speak a common language.

For instance, there have been two new children in the past few months, and those kids were speaking Indonesian to each other, and stuck to each other during class, and sitting beside each other during lunch.

The Cantonese speaking children too stuck to each other like glue, separating only on days where their normal set of friends are away, and then would they then find the other English speaking friends.

The bilingual children, say the chinese ones who spoke english from the start, but their own dialects at home, would be seen mixing with a variety of both the English speaking, and maybe sometimes another child who may know the same dialect.

Today during outdoor play, a younger child, Joyce, was having problems in accessing play with the other children, and kept coming back to dob on them. An older chinese girl, Allison went and helped her. When I asked her what happened, she just mentioned that perhaps the other child, a boy listens to her, and when I asked her why, she replied perhaps because she was much older than the boy.


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Thursday, January 20, 2011

One child leaving today.

So today, one child L* is leaving.

He brought a really big sponge sugar icing cake to share with our classroom. *Yummy!* I loved icing sugared cakes!!

His mom prepared a gift for all the teachers/staff, an adult's movie voucher.

Finally, his mom prepared a farewell card, signed by all the members of his family addressed to all the staff members.

Some of the staff cried.....

Tomorrow, another six would be leaving. I'm hoping they're all not going to be bringing a cake each as that would be too much for our shrimp of a fridge to handle! LOL.

I hope I'll be able to manage the flow of the emotions that will come too...

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Monday, January 17, 2011

PassionFruit for playlunch.

So today, whilst doing play lunch with the children, apparently one of the parents had brought in three pieces of a purple fruit, the passionfruit.

Having never tasted nor eaten one before, I had no idea what it was.

So I asked the classroom teacher who told me the name of the fruit. (i've ever only come across the fruit during one of my Sothys facials, but that is another post...)

Anyways, the administrator happened to be in, and then decided to make a learning session out of it.

So, what ensued next was my cutting two of the three pieces into half, then quarters, and leaving it on the playlunch tray.

The teacher then presented the fruit during group time......

Much later, when it was pack away time, it seemed that not much of the passionfruit pieces were touched.

The administrator explained that the passionfruit was quite pricey at the markets, going at a AUD1.50 off season, and at AUD1.00 on season. Not many of the parents would bring it in for playlunch as it was costly, and not much to share around.

In the end, I ended up scooping the remaining passionfruit pieces onto a plate, and giving it to her, as it would most likely be just thrown into the bin as none of the staff would actually bother with it.

Well, lucky her!

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Sunday, January 16, 2011

Health is Wealth.

So recently, my menstrual cycle decided to pay me a visit. It is worth a mention here, as the last time I had mine was more than six months ago.

About the time I first started my position at my current work place.

My cycle comes about four times a year, making it a seasonal four monthly occurrence. So it was late by two months, which is a bad thing.

About two weeks ago, I was on Christmas leave. And recently, I have had a shorter shorter work load.

Now, I've been doing some reading on the menstrual cycle, and its about two weeks, or about 12 days before a female gets her menstrual, that her ovulation takes place.

So about two weeks ago, I was on leave = essentially, meaning my body was at rest. Both physically, and emotional from work stress.

A female's monthly menstrual cycle is an indicator to the doctor whether her internal body system is functioning well. That's also the first question the doctor will ask when they come in for a check-up.

The fact that I'm getting my menses now is a good sign. I hope my Boss continues to give me the same current work load as she does now.

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Friday, January 07, 2011

Coming up to six months now.

So, it'll be six months I'd have worked at Montessori centre by the end of January.

It's definitely good to have work only in one place, as that eases my worry of whether I'd have work for the week, and of course it's easier to foster relationships with both staff and the children in that way.

Anyways, I'll be heading back to KL at the end of January for the sake of renewing my passport.

If it wasn't for the sake of my passport renewal, or that enrollment hasn't really been that great, the Principal wouldn't have been that easygoing about making a decision that quick. LOL.

See you peeps in KL in a month's time!

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