734.We Bought a Blackboard

 

Saturday, May 2nd, 2020


If there’s a good idea, don’t let it remain in your head too long. You’d better act on it as soon as possible.

As we all know, there is a serious Corona virus pandemic at present and most of the students and teachers were told to stay away from school this term. Schools require teachers organising online classes and the students must attend them from home. What teaching equipment do we usually have for online teaching at home? Maybe a mobile phone, a student’s tablet or a desktop computer. These devices are not only suitable for students to have classes, but also very convenient for students to play online games. For trying something different, my wife and I bought a blackboard and set it on the living room wall the day before yesterday.

Our son Yangyang was very excited. He found his chalk holder and began to sketch on the blackboard. Generally, kids like painting and he is no exception. He had learnt some painting skills from his aunt during the last winter vacation. Incidentally, his aunt is a student of Changzhou University, and her major is Product Design. Drawing is one of her main courses. I remember clearly that he had told us “I had a very wonderful winter vacation because I came to know so much about painting from my aunt!” when we left our hometown for nx. Watching our child cheerfully writing and drawing on the blackboard at that moment, my wife and I smiled at each other. Wasn’t this the happiness we all desire?

Now, there’s a blackboard in our living room. We hope we can reduce the time spent on using electronic devices and increase the time we read or paint, and so on. We believe it’s more important and meaningful for our present lifestyle.

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