Arambha

Roosters crowing children growing, got big plans but dirty pants, with kids to teach life is sweet!

I am a bad blogger

I’m sorry it’s been something like 2 or 3 weeks since I last posted. We have been working so hard everyday at school and it just seems like there is always something important to do!

But this afternoon we have the winning combination of a political strike, electricity, internet connectivity, and a little quiet!

Monsoon is coming so it’s cool outside and there’s a nice strong breeze blowing through my bedroom window. We’ve been resting and working on a few small projects around the house – organizing closets, hanging kids’ artwork in classrooms, and cleaning up the side yard for planting now that the rains are coming.

Everyday at the school brings more success. The teachers are working hard to learn new teaching methods. The kids are blown over by everything we bring to class. Karen (who just left us yesterday – I was a mess – she is a fantastic ESL teacher and I don;t know what I would have done if she hadn’t been here) brought a homemade “Lingo” game board to Chetana’s first grade class to help them learn time and they ask for it everyday now. I laminated some copy paper to make mini-whiteboards and left a rock star. The enthusiasm and wonder that these students bring to class each day is what puts a fire under my behind morning, noon, and night.

Hannah, Maggie’s best friend, arrived about a week ago. She and I are starting remedial literacy tutoring in the mornings for the kids that need a lot of extra help. I can’t wait to see all of them reading children’s literature and writing their own simple sentences a month and a half from now!

I have tons of pictures to post, and since I’ve gotten so behind in relaying the day’s events here, I’m going to share the goings on with a little thing we like to call the photo-montage! Don’t roll your eyes, every blog has one.

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3 responses to “I am a bad blogger

  1. David June 23, 2010 at 3:20 am

    Beautiful montage! Nice to hear from you again.

  2. Regina Marshall June 23, 2010 at 8:31 am

    Lisa,
    Your montage is so wonderful! I got a real feel for the children and the work all of you are doing. Bravo, sweet one and to all the team members; each of you have made such a difference in the quality of life for the children. Education is definetly a gift that continues to give.
    Love you,
    Mom

  3. Teri June 24, 2010 at 1:01 am

    Lisa,
    Your photo-montage was well worth the wait! Thank you for creating it and most of all thank you for your hard work at Kopila Valley Home and Primary School. What a fantastic team of good-hearted souls to help make this dream of Maggie’s possible. And most of all thank you for caring about the children of Nepal.
    Teri

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