Observation day today. The last one for kinder. Ever!! Wow.
First we watched them do a clapping game. Amy's partner is the class bad boy. He of the lightening bolt hairstyle she wanted to copy... Super happy Amy. Not so thrilled Daddy!
Then it was morning announcement time and rollcall and I swear it is a coincidence that Amy is sitting between two teachers. No really!
Next it was plaiting time. The parents were supposed to sit behind their kids and help them get the hang of plaiting by doing it together. Only Amy has been plaiting for about a year now and was not going to let us help her so K and I sat there and smiled while Amy plaited. Did I mention that she likes doing very intricate plaits so we were sitting there for ages after everyone else had finished while Amy's pedantic plaiting drew an increasing audience...
Then it was time to wind string round and round a bunched up piece of fabric in order to prepare for tie-dying the class koinobori flying carp for Children's Day. This is another incredibly intricate undertaking and Amy had a ball while yet again K and I were relegated to 'stand over there and don't get in my way' duty.
And that was it. They send the parents home while the kids are still eating to minimise crying.