The difference between this year and last year’s clebrations were the number of participants in the school program conducted in the morning, the noise generated by the players during the games in the afternoon and the sheer enthusiasm of winners in the classroom Christmas decor competition. This year’s JSES-Teacher’s Day celebration held on December 5 got more pupil participants because two dance number per grade level were required; the noise was louder because pupils were asked to show their wits and creativity to outdo each other; and two major winners came from Grade I.
As for me, this year’s celebration was meaningful because I haven’t been a class adviser for the past 9 years. Teachers who don’t handle advisory classes in our school are called “floating or special teachers” because they have other school assignments instead of having an advisory class. As “the full-time mother” of 61 grade five pupils, I reacquainted myself with the joy and pain of being an adviser. There were countless joys and the occasional pain came in the form of writing 61 report cards plus other documents in every quarter, keeping and filing pertinent monthly records for each of them, and mediating petty quarrels on a daily basis. Oops, thats part of my job, really. So the ‘pain’ equals ‘gain’
I know, I’m lucky compared to those who face more challenging classroom situations and there are many of them. But still, I must tell you that having 61 pupils is no walk in the park 🙂 * Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader Theme Song plays *
Its a ‘You Can Write Anything On The Board Day’
Three stars of V-Mercury
Boys from grade three
Another three but this time from grade four
Five smile from grade six
Grade five’s Mr and Ms Claus dancing seriously?
A member of the JSES Drum and Lyre Band
The little drummer boys
“Let it Snow” – First Place in the classroom Christmas decoration contest
Click the thumbnail to see the interior of the room
Snowhite and the seven wishes – Second Place
Do you see the hanging Christmas tree of VI-Turquoise?
And what is a special day without gifts and greetings?
One particular gift was sent to me by a dear friend who used to an instructor in an academy where they prepare professionals to be air navigation specialists. She’s an engineer by profession and obviously never handled gradeschoolers like me. She once expressed a desire to be in my position… just for a day haha!
To all those who made my teachers’ day memorable, the parents, the principal, my pupils and friends, thank you, thank you.. and allow me to share this wonderful gift with you 🙂