The infamous Kade Kindi continued with Sebastian, Charlotte, Emily and Hannah in the truly beloved organised chaos. All the favourite games were played and as a farewell an extremely cute ‘Teddy Bear’s Picnic’ was organised, with the most delicious goodies on offer for the kids and volunteers.
It was an emotional goodbye to their new favourite 5 year olds, but what better way to end their time than creating a giant bundle in the middle of the hall where it all started, with just the volunteers’ feet poking out as an indication that they were underneath the “kindians” on top.
In Kade Village School Catherine continued her assistance to classes 3 & 4, offering an insight in the short blog piece below:
“I spent the week in the year 3 and 4 class in Kade Village School. After starting off observing the teacher I began to take some lessons.
Oral English resulted in me doing actions and dancing around the classroom while getting the children to describe what I was doing. They found this absolutely hilarious and spent the majority of the lesson laughing at me. Their English in general wasn’t great and so the teacher sometimes had to help with a bit of translation, but by the end of the week they were even starting to say some words in a Scottish accent!
Maths was mainly focusing on multiplication. After reciting all the times tables and playing as many multiplication games as I could think of they did begin to improve. They even moved on to more difficult examples with larger numbers which was really nice to see.
Being put straight into a class was a daunting prospect at first but the teacher was lovely and the kids were ridiculously cute, so by the end of the week I was having an amazing time. The best part was seeing some genuine improvement in the class which will hopefully continue.
Thrown into all the excitement this week was the first House Cup competition; Arts and Crafts. Things took a colourful turn in Kade as the children’s feet and hands were painted to create a giant world map showing exactly who made it. And also, leaving a couple of extra pink and blue footprints around school to squeals of laughter by the children!
Insects and Planets were created in Nabasovi with pictures galore as the library and classroom ceilings are now full of the creepy crawlies and flying saucers floating overhead proudly.
A brilliantly entertaining week as the House Cup is now in full swing, and next week sees the introduction of Public Speaking!