"Puh!" replied the class in unison.
"And this one?"
"Errr!" they said, rolling their 'R'.
It was my first day volunteering in KG1's classroom and I think they were about as excited as I was. Whenever I'd make eye contact with one of the three-year-olds, they would giggle and swing their head down onto the table, covering it with their arms. I guess if they couldn't see me, I couldn't see them, right?
I helped mark their numbers work then watched as they practiced the poem they'll be reciting for the Christmas pageant. It was raining during their usual PE time, so they stayed inside and sang songs.
"Do you have a song you want to teach them?" asked one of the teachers.
"Umm. I can't really think of any."
"How about a Christmas song?"
"I know Jingle Bells?"
"Oh, they know that. Any other songs?"
"Do you know 'I'm A Little Teapot'?"
"Yes, we tried that with them once, but they didn't understand it."
She asked me if we have "two names" in the United States. In Kenya first-born children are typically named after their father's family and after that, their mother's. The second name is generally a name the parents like, or it could be a name which describes a character trait of the child.
Health club at Karima today was much like yesterday's lesson about peer pressure. Here are some of their questions from the Question Box:
"CAN A PERSON USE PEER pressure."
"What is being insane?" No idea where that came from, never said the word 'insane' in class or anything similar to it.
"What is in alcohol which affects you?"
"How can friend stop drinking"
"How can you stop drinking if you get addicted."
"1) When you say yes and drink but you take out of your mouth. is that a good choice."
"if you be addited you will drink all the time and if you dont drink when happens?"
"tell you friend not to drink when he or she drink will steal"
"Plees tell me about the HIVe ands yo mast use condom"