Monday, December 04, 2006

"Rachel! You are a decorating genius."

I spent two hours this morning bringing a little holiday spirit to Chatan High School. And the effort has received rave reviews. I made 10 elves with each sensei's name on it. Apparently, it's the height of sophistication. And on the other side, an introduction to the Twelve Days of Christmas. Sugoi! I also brought in candy and other odds and ends to decorate. Another teacher had a simliar idea and I resisted taking away her bunny cloth that she put under my Christmas gear. It's the thought that counts, right? I don't have to be Martha Stewart. I've also put a picture of my desk... You can see all the "kawaii!!!!" dog pictures that my mom so lovingly sends me. :)





I had my first "Who Wants to be a Millionaire: Christmas Edition" game today. I played with the same class that I posted pictures of from Halloween. They were amazing! Totally into it and as "Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer" played (one minute with a superfast beat) they rushed up with their answer sheets before the final notes. They also crawled to the front of the room to listen to the song lyrics that I had picked for questions. I was actually sad that a class was over. Tomorrow I am trying it with a lower level class, so I have a feeling some adjustments will have to be made, but as long as I can wear my reindeer antlers, I'm set.

4 comments:

Luey Fufu said...

Fun! I love the Elmo/Cookie Monster dish in the first picture.

Carly said...

I was just about to ask about the Sesame Street item...

Nice decorations!! I finally got my stuff put up this weekend. There was too much rain and I wasn't motivated.

Rachel said...

Yes, Sesame Street. Those have been around since Day One. One teacher actually wears a "Sesame Street" shirt with the street sign on it. Apparently, that might be considered cool in Okinawa. For the record, it's not! I have noticed that Japanese folk never really grow up. Cartoons for life.

Joyce said...

you ARE a decorating genius. if you are interested, there is to be christmas cookie making at my casa next tuesday, after school! yuki and hopefully yvonne are coming. the best part of this is that yuki is going to get all our ingredients on BASE, so we will have shortening, mollases, chocolate chips, peppermints, etc.! i plan for gingerbread peoples, and 1 or 2 others.