Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Of Trophies and Toilet Plungers

Shay was so nervous last week, when his Chinese class did their quarterly presentations for the parents. They all put together powerpoint presentations showing what they do all day, and then they each gave a talk in Chinese using their slides (I get up at 7 o'clock, I eat breakfast and then I go to the bus stop...). Shay worked really, really hard on his, and it showed. He did a great job.

The teacher told the kids that one student would be getting a trophy for overall best presentation, and guess what? The trophy went to... Gao Shi! (Yes, that's Shay's name in Chinese). Shay came home with his trophy this afternoon, and he was so thrilled to show it off.

But wait - there's more. He's also been working hard at his juggling skills, because he wants to become a "Jedi Juggler" at school. First he learned to juggle balls, and when he got up to 50 times in a row, he graduated to rings. Once he mastered those, he got his clubs. Today, he passed the 50 mark with his clubs, and so he's been invited to perform with the Jedi Jugglers.

He had to choose a skit to work on, and he chose the "Plumber" skit. I'm not sure what that means, exactly, but he came home with three toilet plungers that he is now learning to juggle.

Trophies and toilet plungers, all in one day. Who'd've thought? He's making his mama proud...


Betsy said... [Reply]
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Betsy said... [Reply]

Yay, Gao Shi! What a great job in both areas. I love that he used plungers.

Connie said... [Reply]

Great job!!

I know you are a proud parent - as you should be :D

Ambrose said... [Reply]


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