There is still no word on new teachers for next year, and we will soon be starting our first interview week. Prayers for the right staff and for wisdom going forward are appreciated!
Sunday, September 27, 2015
Sunday, September 20, 2015
and the turbine which right now is only producing a small amount of 240 power for the school, but every little bit helps!
I was thrilled that it worked out for this 'field trip;' we've been trying to get the kids to be more energy and water conscious as we come to the end of the dry season, and it was great that they could see the different turning on just one set of lights made.
Speaking of the dry season, we've had rain on the last three days! I don't think they have come for good, but they made for a very welcome respite from the dryness of the last few months. Plus, when it rains the afternoons aren't quite so oppressively hot!
Parting Shot: For my mom, here is a picture of the old water wheel. There is rarely enough water for both the turbine and the water wheel, and since we now have a solar array which does the job of charging the 110 battery banks, the water wheel is enjoying a quiet retirement.
Saturday, September 12, 2015
I will rinse them out and dry them for the girls, and at some point in the next few weeks I'll get the wound up on my ball winder. The girls love this activity, and though there are several cases of "Kool-aid hands" (mine being the worst!), there were no dying disasters.
One of my big projects this week other than getting my classroom ready for the term, was to order the supplies I'll need for the beginning of next year to go on the fall container. That meant a book order from Amazon for extras for my classroom and the library, a recorder order for music class, and a personal yarn and skirt order. I am so thankful for the people who pack the containers and make it possible for us to get North American goods! The fun thing is that I usually forget exactly what it is that I ordered, so it's not only exciting to receive the boxes, but it's exciting to see what I get!
A praise for this week is that we now know when the grade 7 exams are; the week of October 12-16th. Last year I only had three days warning about the exams, and my poor students had just got back from their Copper Belt tour. We were doing some more work on bases in class today in preparation; interesting concept, though not terribly practical...
Thursday, September 3, 2015
Kijabi/Rift Valley Academy
Now it’s back to earth before the students arrive on September 8th. Ready or not, third term is coming!