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!