All the Seasons In One Day
15.06.2005 22 °C
Yet another visit to a kindgarten this morning, but thankfully no renditions of 'the wheels on the bus' this time. Instead they wanted to show me around the kindergarten because it had recieved some prize for being the freindliest school towards foreigners in Poland, and it is certainly the friendlist I have visited so far. The different classes all sang Polish songs for me, and we did some short lessons teaching them the names of exotic animals.
In Poland this is the year of culture and tradition, and in a buiding in the playground the teachers and children have created scenes showing all of the different important festivals throughout the year, from harvest to Christmas and New Year and then Easter. They have some wonderful displays that show the different traditional foods that are eaten at the different times of year. As well as things like wreaths made from corn at harvest time, and painted eggs for Christmas. As we are leaving the teachers give me two huge roses made from paper that they have made. They say the one is for me and one is to give to my mum's nursery school from a Polish nursery school.
After lunch, yet more cucumber soup, I had a fairly sedate afternoon with a few classes, and not much to do.
Not only did I get to see all of the different seasons in the classroom, but outside the weather has been crazy today as well. Glorious sunshine first thing this morning, then while we were looking round the display at the school the heavens opened and it absolutely poured with rain. When we left it was still raining heavily, but as we approached town it stopped, and it turns out it hadn't rained at all in town...nothing but blue skies. Very stange ...