After all the rain we had our first blue sky. The smog was gone and we could clearly see the mountain. I don’t want to think too hard about what happened to the smog but it’s great to see blue sky.
The pandas were out and playful this morning. They were up the trees.
Rolling around on the ground together.
They did a lot of wrestling this morning. It was like a 3 round match. Lots of tumbling, jumping and biting.
I’ve got the little pair this week – Erlang the male and YaYa the female. YaYa is a lot bigger and has a bit of black around her face. Erlang is smaller and has a black dot near his eye.
After lunch, Norma and I went to the local school. She wanted to do some english teaching so I went along as the official photographer She taught the grade 4 class a nursery rhyme.
She also taught them some actions to go along with the words.
After a few rounds, one by one they got up and did it all by themselves.
This little girl was so scared. Norma went over for support and helped her through it all.
Afterwards they were very interested in my camera so we took them outside for a few photos.
Serious photo for the teachers.
Fun photo for us. Some of these kids got some serious air on their jumping.
Seems kids everywhere like having their pictures taken.
Just had to try and limit the numbers so I could fit them in my shot with the prime lense.
The school is temporary while they rebuild a new one. Check out the ping pong net they have.
They were very well behaved. They asked us to come back tomorrow and teach the 6th graders. They gave Norma a book they’re working from as homework. She seemed right in her element today with a grin from ear to ear. She’ll do great tomorrow.
The centre asked that we do some english lessons with the keepers so tonight was our first.
The ladies brought a long a bunch of props to help reinforce the english words for the keepers.
We got a decent turnout for the first night.
Rebecca did a great job drawing some of the other items we were teaching – like the all important “POO”
So tomorrow will be busy aswell…more panda duty, school visit and english lesson number 2.
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