Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Preschool Christmas program moments

The boys were to dress in costumes and this year we did not make the costumes. I realized at the program that everyone in Eastern Europe knows that "Nykstukai" dwarfs where red- except us! David's group boys were to be nykstukai which was certainly clear and easy to the local parents.
Another interesting difference in culture is that the children prepare for a while before the event to say poems and do dances and since songs. And grandfather Christmas is also prepared with about a half hour of his own games and things for the children to do.

In Erik's group they could wear what they wanted. Erik did not want to wear the spiderman mask only over his hair so when I came to see if he was dressed before the program I relented and let him take it off. His teacher had helped him get ready- and told him he could not wear the mask over his face. Made sense to me. She had it nicely over his head, but to no avail! Erik said his poem like the other children did, only he had a few hints from the teacher. We were proud of him.

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