Saturday, November 30, 2013

With Thanksgiving

Most of this week has been a rush of writing and marking tests, doing special music assemblies in the mornings, and not enough sleep. Here are a few pictures I've been taking over the last few days--much more interesting than what I've been doing!

The kids have gone on a baseball kick at the river--the bamboo bat cracks me up!

What kid can resist playing with mud and clay?

The appeal of damming up a river never fades either, especially now that there's water!

We had a foggy morning this week--it looked lovely!

Now we just have to get the program off the ground and done before the kids get to go home!

Friday, November 22, 2013

Getting ready for the last big push...

Once again not much besides 'regular' school happened this week! I was queasy all day yesterday--I think it was the worm tablets I took on Wednesday--and managed to make it through the day...barely!

Next week is report cards, student performances, and the Christmas music assembly. Prayers for strength, health, patience, and a Christlike attitude as things get tough would be appreciated!

Friday, November 15, 2013

A few things

1) Half-term is over--thank goodness!

2) There are about 2 1/2 more weeks of school.

3) I am very, very thankful for my weekend off.

4) It has been raining a lot; Praise the Lord!

5) We started using the hall for assembly this term--Praise the Lord!

6) I am looking forward to the holidays.

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Cute Kid Story

On Tuesday in music class I was explaining (in very simplified terms) 12 tone music to the grade 2 students. I had some cards with the 12 tones on them, and they were ‘helping’ me put them back in order. As I grabbed the “C” card, I asked them what came next. “C shark!” came the happy response! The whole way through the chromatic scale they enthusiastically ‘sharked’ each sharp. While I tried to keep a straight face, I explained that there couldn't be any sharks in music class—too much water. The joys of working with children; sometimes they make me laugh so much!

Friday, November 8, 2013

Well, it was a week!

Once again I have very little to report. My class is working on ratios and percents in math, and we're about to start studying weather in science. My kids are getting really into our literature novel, The Bronze Bow, and we have started working on stories in creative writing. Monday and Tuesday next week are the second half-term, our last in term holiday before the end of term, so the kids are getting excited about that. The grade 9 students will be starting to write their exams on Monday, so they are getting a little anxious!

The hall project continues--we are getting to the point where we really need it now--the rains are getting more regular, and the end of term is coming up fast. They got the porch roof mostly on this week; I love the different colored roofing sheets!

Friday, November 1, 2013

Normal-or something like that!

Not much to report this week--it was, a week! I taught a lot, I marked a lot of papers, and life in the bush carried on. We have had a lot of rain this week--praise the Lord! I'm quite willing to slog through the rain and mud if it means the rivers are filling up. It's starting to get very green around here--such a blessing after the barreness of dry season. The hall project continues on, but till then, we're still on the quad for assembly. The hall can't be finished soon enough for me!