Sunday, November 20, 2011

Only 10 more crazy days!

Well, the last week and a half of school are here! The insane, crazy, hard-as-all-get-out, final last weeks, and I’m already starting to feel a little crazy. Thank goodness we have a great God who shows His strength in my weakness!

I have to laugh the other day when I was talking to one of my fifth grade students, and we were discussing what classification Psalms, Proverbs and Ecclesiastes falls under. I commented that it was so cool that the wisest man, Solomon, had left us his wisdom, and my student said, “Well, I don’t think all of his books are really wise.” Somewhat startled, I asked him which one he had in mind. “Oh, I started reading The Song of Solomon and I don’t think he was in his right mind.” Sometimes it’s so hard not to loose it right then and there…

I’ve started this extremely hard nosed policy with nameless work—you didn’t name it, it doesn’t exist! I had a kid re-doing his castle layout because of namelessness, and when he turned in his very nice replacement, it still didn’t have his name on it. Oh dear…

One thing that makes these two weeks so stressful is the compiling of reports and making some hard decisions about promotions or lack thereof. There are a couple of students who are coming up in staff discussions quite a bit, and we would appreciate your prayers for us as we seek to do what is best for each child. It’s so hard when the kids are often a year old for a grade anyway, and then there are all the social as well as academic ramifications of holding someone back. I’m so thankful that I’m not the headmaster with the final say! We are also in the process of doing interviews, so wisdom on who to accept into our Sakeji family for next year will also be appreciated.

I can’t get my head around the fact that two weeks from today I’ll be home. I’m trying to prepare mentally, and I’ll admit I’m already setting things aside for the trip and planning travel knitting and reading (yes, I am that bad!). When I think of all that has to be done between now and then I feel my soul start to quake a little—praise the Lord again for His goodness and unfailing steadfastness. I don’t know how teachers who aren’t Christians do it…

1 comment:

  1. Guess that kid need to write 50 times...My name is _____ _____ !! That will help him remember..(smile) Am excited for you too. It will be good for you to get away a bit.. May God give you strength this last 10 days.. Hugs gw