Last week, for Tuesday for after school activities, we went to the Bright Little Ones Kindergarten in Wakanisila, Kalabu. To be honest, I wasn't looking forward to reading to the little kids but once we finished, I actually had a great time. The kindergarten is in a community hall just down the road from the main school. We read 'Pete the Cat' and the activity was to cut and paste pieces of a cats body and colouring it in. The kids were super adorable and I'm looking forward to going back next term. I plan to interact more with the kids by preparing interactive games. I hope that by playing these games with the kids, we will get to know each other better.
On the 8th of March, we went on a field trip to a kindergarten school called "The Bright Little Ones." We read them a book called "Pete the Cat I Love my White Shoes" and we gave them a fun activity to do. They had to join a cat made out of paper and then color it. I was surprised that the kids were very energetic and creative when it came to doing the activity because I wondered how they were going to react to us. I enjoyed watching them answer the questions and do the coloring. I was very shy and quiet when it came to helping the children with the activity and next time I will remember to confidently interact with them.
We visited the kindergarten 'The Bright Little Ones'. We read the kids 'Pete the Cat, I love my white shoes'. I had a wonderful time interacting with kids by helping them cut and paste and also coloring their own paper cats. I can't wait to see them after the school break and prepare them new activities for all of us to have a good time :)
When we went to visit the Little Bright Ones in Wakanisila, Kalabu,we read the book "Pete the Cat, I love my White Shoes" and did an activity related to the book. At first i didn't really want to read and sing the song and read to them because i was worried the kids wouldn't like me. In the end I made quite a few friends and i realized that i really wanted visited the village again. Next time, I want to prepare activities that will benefit the kids and help them love books and reading. I will also encourage the kids to read by making little book lets for them to take home.
On the 8th of March, we went to a kindergarten school in Wakansila Kalabu called "The Bright Little Ones." We went by taxi, to the kindergarten, it took around 20 minutes. After we reached, we walked to the kindergarten and we took the stuff out for the activity. Then Ms Salu told them a story called "Pete the cat, I love my white shoes". After that we provided them with glue sticks and pieces of paper, so that they could make there own cat, and color them. I helped them glue their cats together. It was fun and hard trying to interact with them because we didn't know Fijian. There were a lot of mosquitoes so I must put my mosquito repellent on for net time. The most important thing to remember is the smiles at the children. The teachers were volunteering to teach the children. The children came from different backgrounds but they were still very happy, excited, and creative.
The best part of our trip was that we got to interact and help the kids make a paper cat. it would be nice if we did another activity like this or maybe teach them how to do new and fun things like a counting game or even about colours, alphabets and animals.
Last week we went to a kindergarten in Kalabu called The Little Bright Ones. the purpose of this trip was to help kids learn and to help them develop a love for reading. We got into taxis after school and travelled to Kalabu. Once we arrived, we read a story called "Pete the Cat: I Love my White Shoes". Then, we sorted out different cut outs of cats and handed them out to the children. We helped them assemble it and we let them decorate it. We found it a bit challenging to communicate with them because they didn't speak English, so next week we will try to communicate in simple hand motions and try to demonstrate more simple language. The general reaction to us being there was positive, but several students seemed indifferent. Next time, It would be good to come up with some more engaging exercises so that the students will feel included. Despite this, I think most of the students were feeling happier when we left than when we came!
ISS Library Staff