Just a quick post…
This week I taught my first solo classes. Six 45-minute classes, lunch with kids, and joining in one recess games. My favorite recess game so far is “just one”. I played it at a small school with an enrollment of about 30, all the kids grades 1-6 played and three teachers joined in. We played it in the gym with two balls, soft about the size of soccer balls. Anyone can pick up a ball and throw it at any other player. The thrower is limited to three steps. If someone is hit, they are out until the person who got them out is out. So there is a constant rotation of players. It was a lot of fun and I really enjoyed playing with kids of all ages.
This week I also saw my first mukade of the year. Although I have never been stung, I am terrified of mukade because of the stories I’ve heard about people getting stung. There are many tales of being stung while sleeping…mukade fall from the ceiling. One of our neighbors once picked up a watering can and drank from the spout, only to have a mukade slide into his mouth. Yikes!
What a sunset this evening!
We’ve got a bed now and slowly we are moving into the kura. Nina arrived earlier this week…it sure is nice to have her with us. She went with some friends to the beach today and brought home uni and barnacles for dinner.