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27th November

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Been to school choir again today, here are the songs we sing:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ipjlf6dlhFU Les p'tits papiers

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XnG_VjVoDAc La mauvaise repuatation

Ha ha. Loves it muchly.

Also had an absolutely classic conversation in one of my lessons:

Me to CM2 (holds up a picture of a frog):
What's this?

Theo:
A crazy

Me:
Err pardon?

Theo:
A crazy

Me:
Err....essaye l'autre mot (try the other word)

Theo (in a "i don't believe you" voice with expected French 'r'):
A frog?!

Me:
Excellent

Rest of class almost explodes as they realise the song wasnt saying that the crazy was frog but that the frog was crazy. So funny. But also kinda worrying...the influence that song could have on their lives!

You should all check out this site: http://ecoledavesne.cm1-cm2.over-blog.com/
It's a blog done by my best class and their lovely teacher. And I get a mention, woo! We made Christmas cards today to send to Rehills school in Exeter, hoping to set up a correspondence with them.

Bisous with the teachers has just about sorted itself out now I think...was brave and now I do it with most of them (err that sounds dodgy...I *kiss* most of them...) but now I have a new problem which is all the little girls wanting to kiss me. I don't think it's a big thing, the other assistants have found the same thing and the teachers don't stop it, but I feel kinda uncomfortable with it and it is just getting ridiculous...takes me like half an hour to cross the playground and don't want to start being accused of favouritism. Was thinking of doing a lesson on English handshaking and getting them all to do that...!

Just as things were getting back to normal in France after all the strikes there's new problems to deal with. Thousands of students skipped lectures to join blocades and demonstrations against the Pecresse law today and in Paris there have been riots after 2 young people were accidentally killed by a police car. This is particularly worrying people as it is very reminiscent of what happened almost exactly a year ago: mass riots which started in African and Arab Parisien communities and eventually spread across Paris and to many other big cities in France following the electrocution of two teenagers who had climbed into an electrical sub-station in the Paris suburb of Clichy-sous-Bois, supposedly hiding from the police.

Posted by LHsugarsugar 07:50 Archived in France

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