On November 23rd, the Thanksgiving Day, we went to a kindergarten to tell the thanksgiving story and the spirit of thanksgiving.
In the morning, we went to the school cafeteria to bake the cakes. We prepared the materials like eggs, flower, milk, sugar and so on. We put the ingredients together in order and followed the instructions on the paper. Finally the cake was ready to be baked in the oven. We waited patiently and after 1 hour, the hot soft and delicious cake was finished.
After the lunch break, we set off to the kindergarten. It was only a 10 minutes’ walk and we got there easily. After we went into the classroom, we said hello to them and started preparing for our story and cakes. Once they finished their afternoon snacks, the teachers led them to the bathroom and wash their hands and their faces. They were really organized, only a few kids were being naughty. Then, we started telling the story of thanksgiving. We changed characters in the story from Americans and Indians to normal sheep and mountain sheep. They liked the story a lot and and we hoped this story could teach them to be thankful and willing to share with others.
After that, we went outside to play for a bit and then we went back to the classroom. Again, they washed their hands and followed the teacher’s order. We brought out the cakes that we cooked in the morning and we cut them in pieces. We gave kids that behaved well cupcakes. Surprisingly, because cupcakes are bigger, when I asked them if they wanted to share with their friends, they all said yes.
I was amazed by how smart and understanding these kids are at this age and the kindergarten’s teachers really taught them well. I’m now really thankful to all my teachers that have cared about me and taught me. It was a really meaningful trip and I hope that we could do activities like this more often because we will benefit a lot from it.
On thanksgiving, we had a chance to be teachers in the kindergarten.
To prepare some gifts for them, we made different kinds of cakes for those children. Making cake was completely new for me, but other students in my class seemed are good at it. We followed every step on the scripts for cakes. It went smoothly. This work not only requires some certain tactics, but also patience and teamwork.
After a short rest at noon, we prepared for the tools that would be used in the afternoon, and set off to the kindergarten. Those children just woke up. When they saw us, some of them were shy, but then they said hello to us and smiled. When I went into the classroom, I recalled my childhood in kindergarten, it was great.
We had some activities: telling the origin of the Thanksgiving, painting turkeys and playing outside. Although we forgot some materials in our classroom, we were doing just fine. When we were painting turkeys, all the children used their imagination to decorate their painting, and some of them were really creative.
At the end of the activity, those teachers gave us a bouquet that is made by those children and teachers. It is approval of our hard working. It also made me think about those teachers, they worked hard for those young kids, but they never get any prize for it.