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Day 40 (15th Jan 2016) Today was my very first day being a teacher. Waking up around 7am to leave at 8am for Lamontville, a township where an organisation COPT runs. We drove out through all the little communities and arrive at a building were all the kids were running around before the school day began.
Last night Nicole and I cut out different shapes for the kids to stick down and learn about their human body. We first gathered all the children aged from about 2-5year to sing some songs to get them countable and relaxed and all their energy out before sitting down. Zulu is all of the children's first language so even though we are teaching the kids about the body we are also teaching them English. I do not know yet how to speak Zulu so we had an interpreter there to help us when the kids look really blank and lost. A little girl took a liking to me and it broke my heart when it was time to go after spending the morning with the kids getting to know their characteristics and helping them with their lunch and playing with them outside at break, pushing them on the swings.
A smile can really change someone’s day and seeing these kid’s faces light up when you walk in the room is one of the best feelings you can get. Just after spending a couple of hours here I know I would love to come back for a year or so and help these children learn English and life skills.
xx Kirsty Claire xx