Monday, August 2, 2010

First Day of School

Today was the first day back at school following the winter holidays. In the morning, we all walked up the hill to school together. After assembly, I joined my favorite class 2 to substitute an hour before the teacher arrived [many of them later came to visit the library - I'm hoping that by now I am a familiar face that helps to make their library a safe and fun place]. Then, it was time to prepare to reopen the Resource Center / Library!

There has been enormous support and help from various sources:
Note the growing children's section [Thank You Sara at LCE, American International School in Maseru, and M&B!], brand new science texts [Thank You Jed!] and math curriculum books, new 'Health Resource Center' with a book bin including a Basic Health Reference booklet [Thank You Erika!] and HIV/Aids Information brochures, and calendar board [Thank you Erika!], the children loving the new puzzles [Thank You M&B!], building/counting with unifix cubes and Liketso working on her phonics in Explode the Code [Thank you V&E, and everyone at LO!].

After school, the Resource Library opened from 2pm-5pm. There were over 25 visitors today, mostly children between the ages of 3-12, but including the pre school [called 'ECCD'] (who requested two books for a read aloud this Friday) and kindergarten [called 'Reception class'] teachers - both mothers, and the Traditional Healer [He asked to speak about HIV/Aids, so after a brief conversation about all those affected, infected, and available treatments - he picked up several brochures in Sesotho and sat outside reading them.] Thank you for all of your support!

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