dinsdag 28 december 2010

What a Christmas

Hi there! Here I am....again. Yes I know it has been a while but I have been busy, very very busy.
But today just a short one. Just to let you see how we spend the days during Christmas. It was the best Christmas ever the children say. Just look at the picture that were taken while we were staying at my sister in law....

zondag 31 oktober 2010

About last time.....I made appointments with each child and its parents...We talked about the climate in our class and how I needed the childs help in order to achieve a nicer enviroment for the children and me.....It seems to be working! I still have a few more appointments to plan, but the result is already there. YAY!

Today is also the day known as Halloween...we don't do Halloween. We have our Sint Maarten (St Martin). Also known as the man who gave up his personal things to help the poor. I like this day which is on the 11th of November. I like the hot chocolate drink, the raisinbread and the children's songs that will be heard at the door....And we do have little treats for the children as a symbol for helping the poor. I love traditions.

With this tradition comes Sinterklaas en Zwarte Piet. It is the Dutch version of our world wide known Santa Claus and his little elfs. But our Sinterklaas has Black Peter who helps him visiting the children and handing out presents.
I still think it has something magical...

vrijdag 8 oktober 2010

I hate it when....

* I can't give compliments to my class.
* I keep playing a police officer in my class room all day long.
* I can't play nice games with the children because it'll cause only trouble.
* ....I officially don't like my class. They do'n't know to behave.
* Everything I try doesn't seem to work. And Ik really do want it to work, because it means I'll get nicer children in my class room in return....


woensdag 12 mei 2010

About rain en longing

This is what the weather looks like today and all the previous days during this two week break. Sometimes the sun tries to break through the thick cloudy blanket but with no succes. How great it would be to sit in the garden enjoying the morning sun while taking a sip of my tea....or to sit down and read in the late afternoon whith a nice glass of sparkling rosato....or to simply enjoy dinner with my family. I long for those long, light, warm summer days to arrive. So in the meantime we pretend it is indeed summer and try new recipes containing summer fruit and veggies and baking bread and cakes. And al those delicious and yummy goods will be eaten while playing board games and listening to some light piano music.....

vrijdag 16 oktober 2009

It's raining again...

But then Autumn has arrived. Yesterday I even thought Winter arrived too...as my car was frozen from the outside ánd the inside.
Don't you just love the colours Autumn gives to us? All those reds and golden yellows...and the smell of nature when walking through the woods. No walk today. It is raining. Again. Instead I'm sitting here. Lurking around. Enjoying a hot steamy cup of chocolate. And trying to find some creative inspiration.
Have a nice rainy autumn day to all.....

vrijdag 11 september 2009

Spending the day in Scheveningen.

Most people have heard of The Hague (Den Haag). I'm sure of it. Now....If you visit The Hague, be sure to do that in the morning. In the afternoon you will visit the beach, you will visit Scheveningen. Eat something small in one of many restaurants. And how about a nice walk across the beach? We did this during our summer vacation on a day that was not so warm, but still had a nice temperature.