Learning, Laughing and Sweating!

Now into our fourth week of school we are already having a great time learning and laughing together!  We are LEARNING as we begin establishing a routine and strategy for our days, and discover what does and does not work inside a less than typical classroom setting.  For the kids the books are filled with new subjects to learn, and as for me the subjects may be old, but still ones I must RE-learn.  Predicates, action verbs, spelling list, phonic sounds, word problems and read alouds have come back to haunt me!  All those things I thought I had left far, far behind!!! Through learning we are also LAUGHING!  As I said school in Africa is just a little more quirky and we just have to laugh at our daily struggles and mishaps.  Science experiements have already failed miserably, but we just move on! Unexpected bathroom visits are a commonality, interrupting class frequently, but we allow it!   Glue just doesn’t work as well, making us wait 2 or 3 days for our art projects to dry.  Pencil sharpeners don’t ever sharpen and when planning a lesson using internet you better have a back up plan-  and then you better have a back up plan for your back up plan!!  We are also already doing a lot of SWEATING! It gets hot inside our little one room school house.  The upcoming dry season could get a little sticky!! Well, its an adventure, but at the end of the day Cason, Jolie and I leave school smiling, a tad bit smarter, and loving one another a little more deeply then we did the day before!  I look forward to helping these kids unfold their gifts allowing them to continue being great disciples for Jesus Christ.  They are already off to a great start!

Below are some pictures from our first few days..

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Jolie working hard!
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I think Cason is in the Christmas spirit!
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PE class
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Field trip to the local farm! Thanks to Brad and Robbie Starns. What a great ministry lead by our friends at HELP.
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Hike through the jungle!
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More fun at the farm! Chickens coming soon!
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Music Class
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Art Class- I think we need a bigger table!
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Bible Class- Talking abut temptation!
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Bible class

 

5 thoughts on “Learning, Laughing and Sweating!

  1. I don’t know if you will get this but it’s worth a try. Really enjoy getting yournupdates. Earl and I played golf today. Neither of us played well. Weather has been good. A little warm today but fall weather should be here on Friday. days are shorter. Think of you guys and pray about Ebola.I know God is with you but we still worry a bit. In Christ, Dennis and Vivian

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