Our Visit to Pleasant Schools

Gu’an and Langfang June 2nd – June 15th, 2018


This was part of our: Trip to China.

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  1. We visited this school in Gu’an a suburb of Beijing. The school is behind this gate.
  2. Inside the gate.
  3. The flags greet everyone.
  4. Arla, an interpreter took us on a tour.
  5. Ya ya drove us to the school every morning. She the teachers’ uniform.
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  7. The walls are a learning opportunity for the children.
  8. Here one of the outdoor playing area.
  9. The climbing wall.
  10. Personal hygiene items for each child. They have cups, toothbrushes and washcloths.
  11. The library was well stocked.
  12. One of my favorite books by Eric Carle, translated into Chinese.
  13. The art room is well stocked.
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  16. Each box contains a science activity.
  17. The Lego was one of Barbara’s favorites.
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  19. A painting on the wall.
  20. We’re going into the baking room.
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  22. The children getting ready for a food prep activity.
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  25. The teachers take pictures of the children, just like we do.
  26. A bowl of cookies is a typical snack for the children.
  27. and the snack for us.
  28. Here is a typical breakfast. Breakfasts always includes a bowl of soup.
  29. Another snack for us. We didn't go hungry.
  30. A class walks by.
  31. The auditorium/gymnasium.
  32. Projectors on the ceiling shows videos along the width of the wall.
  33. This project displayed activities on the floor.
  34. In this activity, children can step on various parts of the picture.
  35. Here is a variety of movement activities.
  36. Time for a new activity.
  37. The sandbox is an entire room open to they sky.
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  43. Anna is teaching an English class.
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  45. A teacher is writing words of welcome as we are about to show our Powerpoint presentation.
  46. The staff.
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  48. Arla translates while Barbara makes her presentation.
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  50. One of the classrooms.
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  53. The cots are for nap time.
  54. Nap time.
  55. Parents greet their children at dismissal.
  56. Meal time for us.
  57. The headmaster shows us some play equipment made by the teachers.
  58. Dressups.
  59. This is the play supermarket.
  60. A playhouse.
  61. Traffic safety equipment.
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  64. A sticker board
  65. Learning to throw and catch will velcro balls and gloves.
  66. A gym class with balls.
  67. T Ball.
  68. Many of the children are wearing school uniforms.
  69. Another outdoor play area.
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  71. There is a ball for each child.
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  74. At this presentation we are showing videos from Earthplace.
  75. Getting ready for dismissal.
  76. Dinner.
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  80. Eric in an English class.
  81. The second school we visited was Lang Fang.
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  84. The library here was also well stocked.
  85. The English teacher is starting activity.
  86. An older group is working on math.
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  88. Candy, our interpreter is showing us the math books.
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  91. Science projects
  92. Barbara make her presentation in Lang Fang.
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  95. An activity with construction blocks. A teacher comforts a crying child.
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  97. Julian, Eric, Barbara, and Candy observe a class.
  98. The entire staff in Lang Fang.
  99. Back in Gu’an, the English speaking teacher pose for a photo with us.
  100. Dragon Boat Festival along with Father’s day, a big weekend in China.
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  102. Demonstrating the story behind the Dragon Boat Festival.
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  104. Demonstrating how to make bracelets.
  105. The parents make bracelets for their children. The children’s snack is on the table.
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  107. Another Dragon Boat Festival tradition is making Zongzi, a kind of sticky rice dumpling wrapped in bamboo leaves.
  108. Zongzi
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  110. Anna with the children
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  112. Fun on the playground with the parents.
  113. Mr. Xu
  114. Mrs. Xu