Monday, February 28, 2011

SMCA Spirit Week!

We had our first ever Spirit Week and the kids loved it! It was a good break from their uniforms every day.
Monday was hat day!

Tuesday was jeans day!

Wednesday was crazy hair day!

Thursday was backwards day!

Friday was Pajama Day!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Since Christmas I have decided to add yet another role to my week. A lot of the children at the childrens' homes are struggling in their schoolwork and reading and since that is my specialty, I decided to help. I went and tested letter sounds, words, and reading and then am creating games the kids can play to improve in those areas. We have already seen some improvements and they no longer need to be bribed with candy to play the games!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Valentine's day in Monterrey

Mexico really makes a big deal about Valentine's Day but it's called the Day of Love and Friendship. Everyone gives each other candy and gifts. It's a lot of fun!
I got flowers from friends, Valentines from my kids at school, and candy from the teen girls!!

My students making their Valentine boxes:

Our Valentine party!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Rio 3

Yesterday I got the opportunity to go to the Rio3, a poor community, to help translate for a medical team! It was a wonderful day getting face to face with the people and getting to show them a little bit of Jesus. I was checking people in and filling out a form with name, age, symptoms, etc... We saw about 60 patients!
The check-in team:

The waiting line:

Saturday, February 12, 2011

In my 4 winters here, I have never seen snow on the mountain until the other day! It was a beautiful sight! My students were excited and when we spotted a few flurries, we had to stop and look out the window. One of my students said "Will we get to make snowballs?" Poor girl has never seen snow before. I seized the opportunity and we read some books about snow and wrote a story about snow.