We had a combined session last saturday and aunty was showing the week's tool to the kids. As she was acting out as mama speaking politely, One Genie interrupted and said "No! Mama says , "GET OUT OF MY SIGHT!!!!" We had No words to say but had a Lot to think .
Today we played a matching game with the shoes and sandals of all the kids mixed up in the sand pit. when the kids were asked to pick up their shoes from the pile they were not ready to do that.They thought that it was their home time but they wanted to play in the sand.
Today most of the kids who were quiet so long had opened up and and had their own time exploring and doing the activities in many different ways. So we had a great show admiring all the kids.They loved striking the hanging bells. They jumped up and also tried with a news paper bat.Their face was filled with joy on accomplishing the task and looked at us for appreciation.
Today all of us were in a mood of singing.Specialy the kids were opening up a lot to songs. That was unusual as the kids came into the circle by themselves and were doing the actions for the songs and were looking up for more songs.
Kids are now settling and getting used to the codes of circle time.Today they were addressed as responsible Genies and they also liked the adjective.They got the concept of who a responsible genie is and liked sticking the bindis on the responsible chart.
We became Monkeys and tried to pluck the bananas hanging high from a tree.Kids were involved and tried various ways to reach it,like first called for help and when asked to try on their own,one child jumped, the other child brought a small chair and a third child brought a big chair and plucked it. Another child was not able to reach it though on the big chair and within a second tried to climb over that too. Their faces were glittering with joy and also mine since the purpose of the game was well met with and had a great show.
We are slowly settling by knowing and following the codes of being gentle to others.Two kids started fighting and they became friends by shaking hands.Kids traced their hands and feet and liked painting with their hands.Few kids were restless and so we made puppets by stuffing the socks with bits of news papers and that made them relax themselves and they talked about their puppets.This activity truly shifted the mood of the kids from a tensed to a soothing one.
Today we marched on a texture mat, and the kids stopped on the soft mat and did not want to go on a sticky mat.That was great fun watching them trying to pull out the scotch tape stuck on their feet which then stuck to their hands, and calling out their momma's for help. Feeding a teddy with the jelly fishes caught by them in a bowl of water with the help of a spoon was a cool show for all of us.They loved doing that and when the fish fell down on the floor they were fighting with it as it was slippery. once they feed the teddy they screamed out of joy.
Today was exploring through our senses day. There were only six kids and I was surprised to see the mixture of multiple intelligences among the kids, like one child exhibited the visual intelligence by catching butterflies stuck around the room and colouring them, two kids enjoyed finding out the hidden alarm clock by listening to the sound it made,one child is strongly musical intelligent and music could do miracles with him and only one child could sniff the scented flower and enjoyed sniffing around. Though they all enjoy all the activities,todays'observation was different to me.
Facilitating the kittens, has a double role one a responsible, alert person to handle any situation. The second role would be like a viewer of funny kids video with a difference that I can only watch and laugh later after the sessions.
Today one genie went to the wash room to wash his hands and within seconds pulled out the whole tissue roll and looked at me with an expression which is not found on our feelings chart.