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December 19, 2007 by rigrand211 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

Here are some more photos of our school, Ren Ai Elementary. On Monday mornings, we have a flag raising ceremony.  Taiwan has long lived in fear of an invasion from mainland China.  

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 All students have to clean the school in the mornings.

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Drum practice  

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 Some beginners practice on their instruments.

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 Some 5th & 6th grade students.  The girl in the middle is “aboriginal”, a descendent of the Pacific Islanders that originally inhabited Taiwan.  

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The faculty celebrate  my 60th birthday.  They are so thoughtful.   

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We do a “Big Bad Wolf” skit.  

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Playing “Take Me Out to the Ballgame”  

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“Sports Day” 

This is a whole day devoted to everyone participating in activities.  Every student can be in three events as they compete with other classes.   

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Also, the school band and drum corps performs.

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 An adult Traditional drumming performance  

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The  school band is very good. 

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Director Du is new to the school and hopes to rebuild the band program.  He is a proud “aboriginal.”  

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Teacher Sophia, Teacher Vicki and Teacher Annie 

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Ruthie is with Teacher Hong.  We live on the third floor of her house.

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Ruthie and I went to “Green Island”, a must for people visiting here.  It is an island with breath taking beauty and lies 35 km from Taitung.  Rental scooters were available to make the 12 mile perimeter road around the island.  We went around twice. 

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Ruthie looking over the east coast of Green Island.  A Typhoon blew the roof off.

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Irving at the lighthouse 

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It also has a crumbling prison where Chiang Kai-shek imprisoned tens of thousands of people who were perceived to be against him.  Many never returned.  There is a  Human Rights Memorial there.   

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More later from “Taiwan Time”

One Comment so far ↓

  • cwill2405

    What a treat to see the pictures of your students and view their respective activities. It’s fun to note the similarities between the schools no matter what part of Taiwan they are located. Also, I have yet to see any of us on our blogs without smiles on our faces and those of our co-teachers and students.
    Blessings, Carolyn

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