It's raining, it's pouring....but it's still warm!

Trip Start May 21, 2007
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Trip End Aug 09, 2013


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Thursday, June 14, 2007

So it has rained on and off all day today, but our spirits weren't dampened! I was interested to see how the day would work, especially for preschool, as they spend most of their time outside. It all worked out well - we were able to improvise and all in all, it seemed to go well, even without them being able to run about and get rid of their energy!  The teachers told a story using puppets which they seemed to love. It was very enjoyable even though I didn't understand a word of it. They were trying to get the point across that everyone in school are friends and shouldn't fight. There is a lot of hitting of each other, mainly because the children see this at home and so think it is acceptable. Hopefully the story had some effect on them - they were intrigued by it anyway! They then sat in a circle, passing a hat round. When the music stopped, whoever had the hat on had to sing a song, tell a nursery rhyme etc. Again didn't understand a word of what they were saying but I'm sure there must have been a few familiar ones!
 
My Thursday afterschool class is the mad bunch! Well it has a handful of boisterous boys in it! This is when you notice the communication difference but a few shuffling of seats, stern looks and a change in tone seems to calm things down! They are good boys really; they just need to be kept on the straight and narrow. Once they put their mind and energy into something constructive, they are as good as the rest.
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