Monday, December 5, 2011

Tuesday's Torch Story

Keep the circus going inside you,

keep it going,

don't take anything too seriously,

it'll all work out in the end.

~ David Niven

Our last ESL class of the term was a birthday party for one of our aides, Emilia.

We had a circus theme, because, as a young woman, Emilia was actually a circus performer! Here she looks at one of her gifts - a photo collage from her circus career:

Here she blows out the candles on her birthday cupcakes.

It was her 90th birthday!

I was in charge of games. I had three - throw rings around coke bottles, this bean bag toss game:

And a dart game to pop balloons.

You may be thinking that the cones are a bit close to the balloon board. If so, you would be right. This was the most popular game (sharp objects flying dangerously through the air, loud noises - it had everything!) and they went through 50 balloons!

As can be seen by this shot of the backs of lots of random people milling about, everyone had a nice time. ;)

Seriously, it was a nice evening. I think Emilia was really touched. As much as I love my class, it's going to be nice to have a break for a few weeks - we start up again in January. I have a lot of work to do to get ready for the new term - you know, in my free time... ;)


Anonymous said...

i think was very excited