Monday, 8 February 2016.
And the lesson goes on.
“My dear 8C, now that you’re all awake… Your homework was to think about your favorite pastimes and such, writing a list with at least ten items. Who has done that?”
Hands go up everywhere.
Anna shows the class a video – My Favorite Things, from The Sound of Music – one of her favorite movies. And the boldest of her pupils sing along with her.
“🎶 I simply remember my favorite things, and then I don’t feel so bad!”
“Encouraging, isn’t it?” — she smiles.
“So, today your task is to be creative. Take your list of favorite things and transform it into beautiful art. A poster, a video, a play. The sky is the limit. If you’re not good at drawing, write a colorful list that will look great on the wall.
“You can also draw stick men, like I did.”
Anna told Christian (one of the nice Englishmen from Tinder), that she’s been working on this theme at school. He insisted she share her list with him – wouldn’t take no for an answer. So endearing! So she drew it for him.
How Anna loves feeling inspired with the silliest of things!
Now, she projects the images she drew on the smart board, hoping to ignite her pupils’ creativity. First, she wants them to speak up and practice their English.
“Hey look, here are my very own favorite things. Can you tell me what they are?”
Chatting with Chris has been so lovely. A mix of witty, smart, gentlemanly and flirty. Guys are a mystery, but it’s gradually getting warmer.
She drew him a couple of extra (burning hot) pastimes on the back side. 😍
Completely scratched over now, of course!
Hmm. We shall see…
© 2017 rf
Obs. Day 50 since moving out. Warm beginnings!