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Read my full day to day blog of my first big overseas solo trip.
Day 43 (18th Jan 2016) Waking up at 7:00 to get ready for another teaching day ahead. Two, I am going to be taking two different classes with different ages.
Once everyone is ready we are off out to Lamontville to teach a class about a big boy. Their first class was at the school next to Lamontivlle kindergarden /pre school, so once they are finished there they can come over. I take grade 1. Teaching them hand signals and an activity that goes along with the sentence "This is a big boy "…. allowing them to learn the sentence. They cut out the clothing in coloured card for “the boy” and draw on facial features using the word “boy”. It is an amazing feeling of accomplishment when by the end of the lesson the kids can say the sentence and make progress. Once the bell rings for their break the class is over and we move over to next door, but not before we leave with smiling faces grinning from ear to ear all waving goodbye. You can see in their eyes that when they get an acknowledgment from me and I wave back, you can see that just made their day.
For the younger class we decorated Marie biscuits with faces, continuing on with teaching body parts by making a face out of sweeties (lollies). The kids were as cute as ever and half were just eating the icing before it even made it to their biscuit but it was a joy to see them happy and learning.
The highlight of my day was watching the little kids laughing and laughing after us and the teachers try and explain expressions like sad and happy and their favourite one to laugh at was grumpy.
On our way home we stopped at Umhlanga to go for a walk with an ice cream along the beach until we reached the tusks and lighthouse and found some amazing rocks and rock pools at the seas edge. Yvette and I had a swim in the sea that was so warm before having a two minute dry off and tan before jumping into the boiling hot car to go to Gateway Centre for lunch. Nicole suggested this very elegant restaurant to go to that was just divine despite me having two wet patches on my top from my bikini still wet underneath, just slightly awkward.
The day went so fast and before long we were back at home for dinner which was spaghetti bolognaise and discussing our favourite movie. What’s your go to movie or favourite film ?
xx Kirsty Claire xx