A Penguin Tree

This year at the school where I work, the administration put up a Christmas tree. The tree was decorated by the children attending the school with ornaments of the school mascot: the penguin.

© Colline Kook-Chun, 2015
A Penguin Tree. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2015

The decorations brought in were home-made, factory-made, and kitchen-made (a few decorated cookies were brought in). Over time the tree filled up and was admired by all who passed the office.

Yesterday was the last day of school before the break and the tree was denuded. The oranments were given back to the children and the office lost its festive air. The children were not worried as they still felt festive – wearing pyjamas to school does encourage excitement. 🙂

© Colline Kook-Chun, 2015
Pyjama day with my class. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2015

In the morning we attended the school Sing-Along and sang holiday songs in French. The day was relaxed as the class wrote their weekly spelling test and then spent time catching up their work. At the end of the day, they were eager to go home and prepare for the festivities during the holidays.

© Colline Kook-Chun, 2015
A School Day in Pyjamas. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2015

The next two weeks will be spent relaxing at home (often in pyjamas!) with our families.

What are your plans for the next 2 weeks?

© Colline Kook-Chun, 2015

(This post is linked to Silver Threading where Colleen is linking up withChristmas trees around the world).

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30 thoughts on “A Penguin Tree

  1. Love the penguin tree! Penguins are darling, and we love to go to the aquarium and watch then swim. They are very entertaining. We have quite a few penguin ornaments and decorations, as they were our youngest son’s favorite.

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  2. So fun to see those pjs ! And I actually started working in translating the “Tacky the Penguin” book for u – but it was much more time consuming than I expected – but I will get to it later (maybe over the next two weeks) and even if I share a few pages the kids might enjoy it – anyhow – have a nice weekend

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  3. The penguin tree is very cute, though I am a little puzzled that a Canadian school would choose a penguin for a mascot. But I guess we have lions and tigers as sporting mascots down here in the Southern Hemisphere too, so maybe not so puzzling. Penguins are very cute, and it lovely to have the children bring in their ornaments to share. I love the photo of the cute pjed legs. What a fun day. Enjoy your break. I wish you and your family much joy!

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    1. I was not at the school when the mascot was chosen – it has been a penguin for many, many years. I am sure the cold Canadian weather had something to do with it.
      Our last day was enjoyable – and we had fun taking the photo. I had to make sure everyone’s legs were in and none of their faces 🙂

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  4. I plan to spend some time with family, though I doubt PJs will be involved. No matter. We’ll have a good time together and I know that you can say the same. Have a wonderful Christmas, Colline.

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