Every Sunday I volunteer at the Mosque’s Sunday school. My usual jobs are to take the attendance of the students as they walk in to the mosque and help out the Principal with any paper work she needs me to do. Last Sunday, I was asked to substitute for the Kindergarten class because their teacher was sick. Okay! This is going to sound absolutely horrible, but I have never been happier about hearing about someone’s illness! Only because it meant that I get to spend an hour with the little ones! . Stoked with excitement I drove to mosque, and found out that the Grade one class teacher had a special activity planned for Kindergarten and her class. They had recently been learning about the creation of Allah (swt) and on Sunday they did an arts and crafts activity. They coloured a diagram of a fish and cut it out in their fish shapes, and I helped them hook their fishiees on the blue sea I created on the bulletin board using blue tissue paper. Later on, I showed them a book I found in the library, about all sorts of fish that live in the sea. They were quite amazed by some of the names, like Tiger fish and Blue glass guppy etc. There was one name that stood out the most: The black Veil Tail fish. I read that one out loud to them with a tone of confusion and slight amusement and they all broke out into laughter. I wondered who really names these fish? Anyways, I turned the page and went on to showing them other fish in the sea with weird names. Three pages into the book and they had seen so many strange names of fish that when they saw a diver swimming along with the fish, one of the kindergarten girls commented, “Oh look! there’s a human fish!”. And the class broke out into laughter once again.
Yours Truly x =)