CHILD is back! We started off the year with our first trip to the Sonne Child Day Care Center on September 28. With the addition of new members, we were all excited and nervous to embark on our first journey. We decided to focus on COOPERATION and TEAMWORK for this first trip.
We entered the center with anxious hearts, but the welcoming smiles of the kids blew our worries away. There was a huge group of kids waiting for us-around 35! Our first activity was an art activity-we had prepared a poster with a drawing of Bart and Lisa Simpson(!!!) and had cut it into 4 separate pieces. We divided the pieces throughout small groups and the children helped color and decorate the posters.
Our intentions were that the children would learn to work together without arguments over the coloring activity. The kids loved the small color pencils and crayons we brought with us. Seeing them happy and excited was the prize of all our hard work.
The children had prepared something for us too! They showed us their Thingyan (water festival) traditional dance.
The electricity went out!! Luckily, we opened our flashlights from our phones. What a way to save the day~~
We were able to present a small skit on teamwork which we had prepared. With animal characters, props and animate actions, we were able to make the children laugh and pay attention to our essential message: Working together is key to success.
It started to rain once it was time to go back. However, the brutality of the rain cannot belittle how content we were that our first trip ended successfully. Next trip will be another adventure! Stay tuned!