Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Be Mine...

Valentine's Day (Qíng rén jié)

Valentine’s Day is becoming more and more popular with young people in China and you can find cards, chocolates and special bouquets honouring the holiday in many shops. Having spent a few days back in England I returned to find a wonderful assortment of Chinese-esque Valentine’s Day gifts from Jake….
White roses bouquet complete with cute love bunny teddy bears,
pirate copy of '24' seasons 1-8, baked goods from 'Cookie Time'
(my favourite bakery), toffees and some Chinese wine.
A cute card from the lovely Jonny
We decided to devote a week of lessons to the romantic holiday, introducing our students to the greatest love song ever made (Whitney Houston “I Will Always Love You”), the ‘Elephant Love Medley' from 'Moulin Rouge’ (pausing just before Ewan and Nicole kiss as they went a little crazy the first time we showed it), dabbling in the art of love poetry as well as assuring the Grade 7s that Cupid does not kill people with his bow and arrow.

Roses are red
Violets are blue
Let's put on our shoes
And go to the hotel

Um...thank you Class 4
Roses are Red
Violets are blue
You are naughty
And I love you

…Courtesy of Class 1