Today on 30th October 2012, the school is celebrating its Children’s Day; another event in the hectic schedule of school calendar. As usual, being a class teacher; there were a lot of tasks one had to execute as primary schoolers are usually very dependent to teachers.
Ustaz Redwan and I – Courtesy of Cikgu Mawar (the only actual picture I could get from Children’s Day as my camera was out of batteries and had to rely on others for pictures. The other teachers are yet to upload photos as they are very busy. Been forcing Kak Mawar, though to update my blog).
With all the hassles, I’ve tried to squeeze time to key-in the marks in online system – “Sistem Analisis Peperiksaan Sekolah” or SAPS as the system was down from last night YET the administrator was adamant for us, teachers to key the marks by TODAY itself because we were chasing time as next week, the school will be organizing its “Hari Anugerah Kecemerlangan”. Therefore, marks must be keyed-in so that the top three pupils for each classes can be determined.
The SAPS website.
Anyway, the KFC Road Tour entourage arrived at school around 7.30 a.m. After the simple Opening Ceremony of Children’s Day, I had to assemble 3 of my pupils to carry KFC boxes and goodie bags for the rest of the class 5 Brilliant, up to the furthest Block D. Then, have to distribute the KFC boxes as well as the beverages and goodie bags. When you are dealing with primary schoolers, you have to coordinate them in a systematic way. With 3 stations allocating 3 items, all were set.
The film poster.
KFC entourage handled the kids with all its fun activities as the pupils already paid RM10 for that. Around 12.00 p.m., the school gave some sponsored goodie bags, drinks, cereal boxes as well as Secret Garden hand-washing gel. Well, guess who had to manage that? Class teacher too! So, that’s the routine. Tiring but enjoyable to see the kids were happy.
Victor and Sparky.
Anyway, on 30th October, I went to see “Frankenweenie” which is directed by Tim Burton (my most favourite director of all time!) in conjunction with the mood of Halloween! Yeah, I don’t celebrate it due to the religion and social taboo but I like the idea of adults getting crazy and goofy around with costumes. I guess this was my little personal way of trying to make a simple celebration for my self and forcing people who are dear to my heart to join my craze! Hahhaha!
Their Science class. Neurotic professor who teaches them that nerves or neuron system can still functioning although they body is dead when one is electrocuted.
It was a moving story about Victor Frankenstein who lost his most beloved dog, Sparky. He was so devastated that he tried to use his Science knowledge to resurrect Sparky back from the dead by using electricity. I have to say this movie is a genius as it assembles both goth and scientific elements; gelled beautifully. And with all the black-and-white “stop motion” characters, the Goth-ness and Halloween aura is so eminent! I love Tim Burton’s touch. Freaky, eclectic and very weird. But I guess that’s part of me. That’s why I feel related to that. Demented.
Edgar, my favourite character in “Frankenweenie”. Spooky, demented and eerie. Love him!
Happy Halloween y’all!