This Week in Boarding (Sept 5 - Sept 12)

On Thursday afternoon, September 8th, the games that the juniors had been waiting for finally arrived!  After dinner, all the junior girls and boys came together in the common room and split into groups to play their chosen games.  

Some of the juniors got into teams and played the Game of Life. As it was a new game to most of the students, it turned out to be very popular!  Eight girls, in particular, chose to play the game.  During this board game, the players make “life decisions” with jobs, marriage, and children.  By the end of the game, most of the students were “married with kids”!

A group of five boys chose to play a game of Monopoly which quickly became exciting and competitive. They were huddled around the game board so close, others could barely see what they were playing. A few of students had trouble understanding the instructions on the cards, but that didn’t prevent them from having fun.

The third group comprised of both boys and girls and they chose to play a game of Uno. This is a familiar game to most of the students and they know it quite well. For Kokomi, a fourth grade IEP student, it was “fun and just very fun!”

By the time it was time for students to get ready for bed, they did not want to stop playing.

On Sunday night, September 11th,  the students, and teachers who had volunteered to participate in the Chinese Traditional Costume Presentation for the Chinese Moon Festival, got together for the dress rehearsal before the big day.

We put on our beautiful costumes for the first time and got on stage to practise our walks and poses. In the beginning, we all felt a bit awkward and embarrassed in our costumes but we soon got in character and we all enjoyed ourselves.

It took us some time until we could memorize the routine, but by the end of the rehearsal, we were strutting on the stage with grace and confidence. The students and teachers put in a lot of time and effort into the presentation and are very excited to be part of this great occasion.

On Saturday, September 17th, the Chinese Moon Festival will commence at 4:00 pm in the auditorium. There will be an assortment of delicious Chinese snacks, fun Chinese activities, and performances.

We look forward to seeing all of you there!

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