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A day for umbrellas!

Tuesday 10 July 2018

 Tuesday Teaching in Kaplani

Umbrellas Required!
Umbrellas Required!

This morning we woke up to torrential rain as part of the monsoon season. After quickly getting ready and the usual breakfast of tea, toast and a banana, we all loaded into the taxis for the scenic journey to Kaplani. During this journey it was even more difficult to see the beauty around us than usual due to the heavy mist.  We arrived at Kaplani with our raincoats on and umbrellas up and offloaded our stuff in the staffroom. Some groups went to teach their classes during first period, whilst my group, who are teaching class 8, had the first period free to prepare our resources.

Group Hugs - Aine, Meabh, James & Christine
Group Hugs - Aine, Meabh, James & Christine

We taught our class the order of the planets during second period which followed on from our science lesson the previous day in which we taught the pupils the names of the planets. At the end of our science lesson we gave the whole class balloons with the names of the planets on them and they had to put them in order. This proved to be very exciting and the children seemed overjoyed with the colourful balloons which they ended up throwing up and bouncing around the room.

Sarah teaching her little group from Class 8
Sarah teaching her little group from Class 8

After our English lesson during fourth period, which focused on verbs and involved making colourful word dice, we joined the children in the playground for break time. The boys played with the rugby ball with most of the boys at Kaplani whilst the girls played lots of games in a circle such as the hokey–pokey and a clapping game which the girls taught us a song to. 

Class 8 learning the names and order of the planets with balloons
Class 8 learning the names and order of the planets with balloons

To end the teaching day we continued our art lesson making 3D fantasy flowers. The children really enjoyed decorating their flowers with colourful tissue paper, pipe cleaners, sequins, stickers and post–its.

Pheobe teaching her group
Pheobe teaching her group

We then returned to the hotel to have the usual peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for lunch. After lunch we were able to relax for around an hour before having to lesson plan for tomorrow’s trek to Donk Primary School. After lesson planning, the whole team played celebrity charades which was great fun and ended in a dead heat.

Class 10 with Sarah, Medbh, Pheobe and Karl
Class 10 with Sarah, Medbh, Pheobe and Karl

Next we went out for dinner in the town, which is only about a 10 minute walk away, to a restaurant called The Clock Tower Café. Everyone ordered pizza and chips which were delicious! After the lovely dinner we came back to the hotel for a quick reflection before a much needed early bedtime to end the busy day and get ready to stretch our legs for tomorrow’s trek to Donk Primary School.

–Phoebe

Posted in Lurgan & Holywood Team 2018
on Tuesday 10 July 2018