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Eagleâ€™s Wings! Yes, Eagleâ€™s Wings! I am sad to leave Ba Silvia and the class for a month. We have had a really amazing past couple of weeks and I fall more in love with her and the children each time I go.
Last week I spoke on the parables of the lost sheep and the lost coin. We had a coin hunt and Sylvia was giggling as wildly as the children. Then we had one of the boys be a lost sheep, and when he was found the class returned and cried out â€śAYA! AYA! AYA! AYA!â€ť in celebration so loudly that the others were asking us about it during break. Then Sylvia had them sing a song and they chose one about the prodigal son, sharing in big group hugs to show the fatherâ€™s excitement upon his sonâ€™s return. It was beautiful!
This week we talked about the wise man and the foolish man. Ba Silvia assured me the class would know the song well to show off to me next week. She was sad to hear weâ€™d be gone for four weeks, and mentioned how heartbreaking the end of the year is when everyone leaves, wishing it would never come. It was a sad thought, but was interrupted when a little boy came up and told Silvia it wasnâ€™t fair â€“ I should stay the whole day because the kids in the morning get more time with me. It was adorable and I so wanted to say yes! There are just so many things to do in each day, I wish there were more hands, more hours.
Laura, Fred and I met with Principle Daniel afterwards and he informed us that the community school needs more assistance â€“ there are 60 students and only one teacher. So we will probably all be going there when we get back. I am eager to help but also donâ€™t want to leave the year one class, but may be able to split a little time. There must be some way. We shall seeâ€¦ Please, Lord?
Iâ€™ve been asked about packages to Eagleâ€™s Wings â€“ and YES! They are in need! All varieties of supplies are needed: pencils, exercise books, chalk, dry erase markers, stickers (they love), erasers, rulers, etc. The walls are bare as well, and I was thinking the letter signs, numbers, times tables, world and
Oh! We also met an Aussie this week who has been serving at Eagleâ€™s Wings and is a lot of fun, and weâ€™re meeting up with her in