Teaching these little ones who hailed from poor families is really challenging; a far cry from what I am accustomed to. But it's nice to see that things are slowly changing. The class advisers noticed the change. Dr. Warong saw it too. Even myself is proud of the cute, little creatures imitating every word I say notching up a bit.
Let me elaborate further.
Day 4 - Upon arriving at the school I saw Dr. Warong's driver. He asked me if he can take a video while I teach. I said yes and off we went to K1. The kids were having their nap when we arrived. I felt sorry for them when the intern individually woke them up from their slumber (I thought of my daughter). No one was making a move when I asked them to put their hands up, down, etc. They just kept staring at me passively. But upon the introduction of a new song called "One Little Finger," all eyes were once again shimmering. They were jumping and shouting. Did I just open the Pandora's box? LoL.
Day 5 - Dr. Warong was once again present. His driver was also there taking the video. And since I was confident that my students were somehow confident, I gave them a little test in front of him. Apart from answering correctly most of the questions and pronouncing the letters understandably, confidence was quite evident. Not much of a dead air, too.
Slowly but surely. I am positive we are going there...
Is teaching little kids my real calling?, a question that popped out on my home.