Nacamaki Kindi – ‘Kindi Crew Come Aboard’, by Stuart
Captain Stuart, Rebecca and Jennie sailed into Kindi on Friday morning and were greeted with a swashbuckling crew of young pirates. We started the day with a yohoho! And with an ahoy me’ hearties we set sail for fun and adventure.
Aboard the ship, the crew forged their own treasure, decorating the starting letter of their names. But as the crew feasted on their break time snacks, big terrible Tommy snuck in and pinched the treasures. After the captains donned their crew with the traditional pirate garb of eye patches and their own previously made pirate hats we began the hunt for the lost treasure.
The crew were only able to pick up the treasure of the letter that corresponded with their names. Some retrieved theirs from the library, from under the mango tree and some dug theirs out of the ground. After all but one of our crew had retrieved their treasure, it was discovered that terrible Tommy had kept the final piece of treasure for himself. A desperate hunt began!
After an intense search, our ears detected the distinct sound of a pirates tune. It was terrible Tommy half way up the mango tree with the final letter in his hand. After a chorus of insults from the crew terrible Tommy surrendered and made his way down. He was then taken prisoner by the crew and tied to the flag pole, waiting to walk the plank.
The Kindi crew had a much deserved story time and rest before disembarking and returning to their families.
Vunivasa Kindi – ‘Kindi Go On Safari’, by Jo
To top off a successful ‘love our animals’ week, which included having a class pet and copious amounts of old McDonald had a farm, it was time for the weeks climax, a safari! As is usual for fun day Friday, we got the kids face painted! Our artistic talents only went as far as butterflies, tigers, elephants and fish. And even then it proved difficult to tell the elephants apart from the butterflies, which was especially hard in the crocodile letter game.
When we were all set, we went out to the woods on the school grounds to see what animals we could find. As far as safaris go, we were lucky that day to see – hippo, camels, lions, bears and many more, none of which are indigenous to Fiji! We even had a bat change its nocturnal pattern and pay us a visit.
Safari complete, we raced back to the classroom for yet another rendition of ‘Old McDonald’. This time incorporating all the animals we had just seen.