School is in full swing. It is a beautiful thing. Our kids come in drove clad in green polos and khaki shorts.
Smiles and new backpacks. They are pleased to be back and we are pleased to have them back. Our new teachers are settling in and catching on to the way things work around here.
Our new translator and Katie seem to be getting along really well. The ducks are doing well she reports! Our three year olds are so small and cute but with Rose Elda as their teacher there is no doubt they’ll be smart as whips in no time.
Oh an my kids you ask? They’re pretty stinking awesome. The way I run my classroom and my goals are a little different this year and it is an cool process to be part of. I hope I am doing things well because I sure am trying. I only have 6 kids in my class right now. Of the 12 kids I had last year, 2 were held back, 1 skipped a grade, 2 went to the countryside and won’t be returning as far as we know and 3 (the genada’s orphanage kids) are attending a different school this year. So Lala and I are putting out feelers and word to gather more kids into my class. They have to have already been to preschool for at least a year because my class doesn’t have the time to break them into school and get them out of their daze. We are hitting hard the English and want to honor how far these crocodiles have already come through last year.
Lala and I are figuring out our roles as administrator and principal. Thankfully we like each other well enough that things seem to be going rather smoothly.
Please continue praying for our school, our administration, teachers and student and their families. We desire for a community effort in educating these children under the belief that we cant do it alone. It takes more than teachers at school.
p.s. Sondra, Lala and I went to Widlenes house to give her mom another chance. She wasn’t there and hasn’t gotten back to us yet, but we are pressing in and praying Widlene will be able to return to our school. But above all else, the Lords will.