Mr. Globe Trotter

I am in Mexico City, here children are taking care of nature, they are learning about recycling and seeding and are really conscious about the importance of earth.  Children like to be friends with one other, so they talk with respect and if they don´t agree with something, they let it know with words.  Children are really friendly, they love to play soccer if they are boys, and dance and sing, if they are girls.  Together they play hide and seek, watch tv and play video games.

Our language is Spanish, we like to eat not just tacos and beans, for example, for breakfast we have scramble eggs, some fruit as mango, milk.  We like pasta and rice, salads, meat, chicken, fish, everything! Our food is delicious.

Our traditions are great, by this time we celebrate Posadas, that is linked with Christmas, we break a piñata and sing Christmas songs.

Image

 

 

 

Mr Globetrotter Visits 2C in Brisbane, Australia

Mr Globetrotter has had a wonderful time visiting with the caring and peaceful students of 2C in Kenmore, Brisbane, Australia.

Mr Globetrotter had a great time visiting with 2C!

He spent time in our classroom watching us learn about how toys and games have changed over time in our History unit.

Mr Globetrotter really enjoyed getting to know the students and trying out some of the old-fashioned games with them.

They played “Elastics” (which is also called Chinese Jump Rope), Jacks, London Bridge, Hopscotch, Fruit Salad, Drop the Hanky and Knuckles.

Image

Playing elastics is so much fun!

To celebrate the learning, the students invited along their grandparents to learn even more about toys and games from the past.

The students made museum displays to showcase their learning.

ImageImageImage

Mr. Globe Trotter has arrived in Penang, Malaysia!

DSC05040 PP (Large)

Welcome Mr. Globe Trotter to the island of Penang! Mr. GT arrived on the 3rd of December 2012 and my family and I brought him around the town to visit a few heritage sites. Penang is a tropical island in Malaysia, we are sandwiched between Thailand in the north and Singapore to the south.

DSC00648 PP (Large)

This is my little daughter Naomi and my wife Lay Kuan with Mr. GT. The painting is on a wall of a building in Penang, and we have many such paintings all over the city to depict the glory of the days gone by. This painting is my favourite as the expressions of the children are really realistic. The painter is Ernest Zacharevic from Lithuania.

DSC00657 PP (Large)

That’s Naomi again with her dad in front of another wall painting. We had to line up a while to get a shot!

DSC00650 PP (Large)

As you can see, Penang was named a UNESCO world heritage site. Mr. GT looks very happy to be here! 🙂
DSC00652 PP (Large)
In the old days trishaws were one of the means of transportation around the city, and today you can still find many trishaw peddlers around the city. It is much like a tricycle with the peddler behind the passengers, making their way through the busy streets. Mr. GT doesn’t seem to mind riding behind one!

DSC00655 PP (Large)

The people in Malaysia consist mainly of Malays, Chinese and Indians. Each ethnicity brings along their own cultures and religions, hence you can find many mosques, churches and temples all over the country. Everyone learns to accept each other and to live in harmony through understanding each other’s cultures. This stone carving is part of a temple wall in Penang.

DSC00644 PP (Large)

Thanks so much for visiting us, Mr. Globe Trotter, we look forward to seeing and hearing about your adventures all over the world! Until next time… goodbye from Malaysia!