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Saturday, December 1, 2012

A lot happens on Thursdays


*creates blog post*
*looks it over*
“Huh, this all happened on the same day….”
It seems Thursdays are the day for blog-worthy events :)

Enjoy!

Morning:
After a quick counting drill, students split into groups and matched the English name (“one”), Xhosa name (“nye”), number (“1”), and number of dots (“*”) for numbers 1-10. This activity was the main component of our math-focused morning.
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Chaos early on

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Success!

I had an impromptu counting test with a few students who finished early.
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Playtime:
I have been fortunate to receive various postcards from friends and family in the US. This week was the first time a card arrived during school; hand-delivered by Br. Rob!
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As you might guess, children love getting their pictures taken. As such, the postcard quickly became a magnet for photo shoots :)

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Thank you to 815 (Episcopal Church Headquarters) for the touching message. 

Also, thank you to all who have sent me mail these past 4 months. The pictures and messages are wonderful reminders of home.
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A glimpse into my room

Laptop Class:
For the past 2 weeks, we’ve been focusing on a maze game that familiarizes students with arrow keys. Several students have struggled, but nevertheless you see an overall increase in computer comfort level.
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As you probably know, children can learn computer skills with ease. Considering the role technology plays in our world, I am glad to see these students learning at an early age.

After School:
Christmas is here!!!!!! …well, it’s close :)
Thanks to your response to our wish list, we have a plethora of gifts to give children. You can expect a post later about the impending give-away (and a post about our Christmas play, which was performed this week!!! We’re still sharing pictures with each other, hence no summary yet), but for now I give you this sneak peek:
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Have a blessed week :)
In Christ,
-Cameron S

3 comments:

  1. I miss that expression of sheer joy and excitement! :) Thanks for all the pictures in the posts; helps me feel like I really gain an insight!

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    1. Thanks Nina! I appreciate the comment :)

      We have coffee shop wifi to thank for all the pictures -I realized the monastery wifi was overstretching itself when I added images, hence the blog problems earlier in the year.

      Maybe we can see pictures from you once you leave??? :)

      God Bless!

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  2. HI Nephew,
    well done! what a great visual feast for us watching you from faraway. So glad the bounty of the holidays got there and you can start holding the big surprise with glee. xoxo

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