Saturday, February 19, 2011

On a Lighter Note

The boys playing.
The girls playing dress-up: two princesses and their cook.
The group that went to the fruit and vegetable market with their fruits and veggies.
With all that has been going on here in Egypt, there hasn't been time to think about much else. Our school is one of the only schools now back in session. I have heard the government schools have cancelled again for this next week, and alot of the private schools are following their example. There are a few, scattered here and there, that are open though.

Our school, even though we are still missing a few teachers, started back last Sunday (Feb. 13th). The week that the demonstrations started, the KG1 and KG2 classes were scheduled to take a field trip to the fruit and vegetable market. We had several "lessons" in our agenda. KG1 had been studying "community" and "money" while KG2 had been studying measurements. We also took the Arabic teacher along so they could practice their Arabic, since this is a yearly trip for the Arabic classes. As you can see above, there were only 6 out of the 8 students here, so we all piled into a car and drove to the market. It was such a beautiful day that we had debated on walking, but at the last minute decided to take the car. I'm so glad we did. The kids bought a lot of fruits and vegetables, and one little girl even bought a watermelon, so that would have been a lot to carry back to the school.

When we got back, we decided to let the students have some play time because it was less than an hour before school was over. I snapped a picture or two, as you can see above. They look like they are having fun, don't they?

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