Walking While Eating Noodles
Walking While Eating Noodles
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Yichang: Kindergarten

Here are pictures and posts from my time at the Foreign Language Kindergarten in Yichang from 2012-2014

June 2012.      The teachers from the kindergarten perform a dance number during the kindergartner's graduation ceremony at the Three Gorges Television Station Auditorium. (Photo captured on a Nokia N-8 smart phone) --


Kindergarten Picture Day (Day 3)

Kindergarten Picture Day (Part 2)


Kindergarten Picture Day (Part 1)


Parents' Day Fall 2013

In the fall of 2013, the school held a day with the parents. There was an opening ceremony modeled after the olympics. Each class had a poster and matching sweaters that their parents also wore. From there the spirit of competition sort of dissolved into an adorable play day. I was there to photograph the event


Children's Day 2013 Yi Ling Square Performance

During my first year are the kindergarten, the students gave a dance performance. They dresses up in traditional dress, acted, sang, and had a lot of fun before their afternoon naps. 


Children's Day 2013

Here is a collection of around 80 photos from the rehearsals for the Children's Day performance at the kindergarten. I particularly like seeing how the teachers worked so well with the students,


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Field Trip: Flower Park

In the spring of 2013, the kindergarten took the children and their parents on an outing to a flower park across the river.


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Kindergarten

From 2012 to 2015 I taught at a private kindergarten in Yichang. I really enjoyed teaching the young students. Once a term, I would pick a week and use that time to take class photos.


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Kindergarten: Kite Flying

In the spring of 2013, the kindergarten held a parent/student activity. Everyone assembled for morning calisthenics  and games. Then the parents taught the children how to fly kites. There were so many beautiful moments.

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Kindergarten: Christmas

In 2013, I dressed up as Santa Claus for the children. This was usually a task for whoever was the "new" foreign teacher. I was lucky enough to have an assistant who knew how to use a camera and the resulting photos came out pretty good.


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Book Making Day

The kindergarten held various parent/child events. The book making day was one of my favorites where I had no role except as the invisible foreigner taking photos around the building.

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Children's Day

The Kindergarten held a performance for Children's Day. Each class dressed up on cute costumes and gave a little show for the parents. I had full access behind stage to capture many candid moments.


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May Day at the Water Hole

It is quite amazing to drive an hour outside of the city and find the air and water to be pristine. May Day is a time for barbecue and plodding around the mountain streams that are yet too cold to swim in. Here is the story behind the trip


Kindergarten Blog

This is the blog with images and tales from my time at the Yichang Foreign Language Kindergarten in Hubei Province, China.