It is a little long time no see, isn't it?! How have you been?
I'm sorry that I couldn't write last week: my sister was very unwell so I
wanted to stay with her and help out. She seems to be making a recovery
now, thankfully. How are you and your families? I hope you are all coping
with the change of season.
Can you believe it is October already?! When you think of October, what
springs to mind? Yes, that's right: Halloween! Some of you may already
know that I work part-time coaching gymnastics. My pupils are age 3 ~ 5,
and each month I do a different theme for my classes. This month I decided
to do Halloween of course! Let me tell you what I prepared for the
Firstly, the children had to jump off boxes and try to fly through the
air like vampires and bats. They then had to make their bodies long and
thin like a magic wand and roll down a slope. Next they had to balance and
step on the "clouds" in the sky, being careful not to get caught by the
"ghosts"! Afterwards, they used a "pumpkin" to bowl over lots of Halloween
characters. Have a look at the pictures...
Secondly, the children had to swing through the air like a witch on a
"broom" (actually, it was a climbing rope). They then balanced a black cat
toy on a bat and walked around "witches hats". Next they had to balance
along a bench and then jump over "skeleton bones". Finally, they had to
tiptoe through the "spider's cobweb" and be careful not to get their toes
nibbled by "spiders" in the web! Here's a picture of the spiderweb and
skeleton. (You can see a picture of the full obstacle course at the bottom
of this page.)...
At the end of the month, I'm going to do a "gymnastics trick and treat"! I
will ask each child to remember a gymnastics skill they have learnt this
month. If they can demonstrate it well, I'll give them a little treat and
a certificate. I wonder how well they will do it? I'm looking forward to
How are you going to celebrate Halloween? Please do tell me...
Until next time, take care! Best wishes, from Corrina. ☺️