Our 2019 Summer reading challenge was to read a minimum of 900 minutes. Bronze level participants who read between 900-1,499 minutes during our school vacation (May 30-August 4) were rewarded a prize from the prize box. Silver level participants who read between 1,500-1,799 minutes earned a prize and a new book. Gold level participants read more than 1,800 minutes and earned a prize, a book, and a trip to Ci Gusta to have some ice cream.
So proud of our students for reading over 52,000 minutes this summer! Way to go!
Our first time getting lined up in our classroom lines.
Going over recess expectations…
Pining Ceremony – Every student has a pin with their initials on it. We moved the pin from where they spent their summer to Yaounde – since we are all here for JLS.
In November 2017, the Greenhouse students went on a field trip to a pineapple plantation. Each family was given a pineapple plant to take home. After many months, some of the pineapples have been harvested and eaten. Yum!
Another family said, ” We ate our pineapple a few weeks ago. It was small, but really one of the nicest pineapples we’ve had…no picture though.”
The Santos Family planted the top of this pineapple after it was eaten, so now they have 2 pineapple plants.
So thrilled that our students can experience the unique tropical growing experiences in Africa.
As is the case in many transitional communities, our roster of students changes sometimes from month to month. So it is hard to know how to take a class picture. Here are the class pictures from the end of second semester for the 2018-2019 school year.
The 3/4 grade class has been reading biographies this quarter. Each student chose a different person to read about and study. After they read the books, they did a “Pizza Biography” about their person. A local pizza shop donated boxes for them to use for their reports.
At the end of the unit, (May 4th) the students had a field trip to “La Pizzeria” to celebrate their accomplishments and to show the owners their projects.
Traffic was so light they had some extra time, so they stopped at Club Hippique to see some horses on the way home.
We spent some time celebrating these students and their accomplishments yesterday (April 22). Mrs. Santos challenged all the students to keep pressing forward into what God had next for them. Keep running the race set before them.
Mrs. Lane spoke individually about each student – their personalities, their strengths, possible professions that might fit them, and a personal challenge.
“How do you eat a whale? One bite at a time.”
As a class they often discuss that big projects or problems must be tackled in small pieces. Each student received a wooden fish to remind them that in the future when they face large tasks or difficult problems – that you take them little by little.
“One bite at a time”