Thursday, December 22, 2011
This year we had some pretty awesome donations and were able to give the students some pretty awesome gifts.
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Some days are a "grab bag." You just never know what you are going to get.Yesterday was one of those days for me.
Here's a sampling of what I was up to yesterday:
- teaching students how to make a PowerPoint presentation (only it was with OpenOffice software, not actual PowerPoint), which was really above their competency level but they enjoyed inserting pictures
- helping two students fill out applications for the YMCA Ambassador's Program in English and writing references for them
- coloring some full page letters for a banner
- learning about networks and CSSIP, both of which are computer stuff that goes way over my head!
- verifying student data for our current class rosters
- discussing school policies and spiritual gifts with Beth
- taking pictures of some friends before they went off to meet Oprah
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
There was a small medical team of about 10 people here from Nov. 28th
to Dec. 5th. This is a video one team member put together that shows what it's like to work in the clinic. He did a great job. Check it out!
If you are ever interested in coming to Haiti to help in the clinic (we need lots of non medical people to make the clinic function) or in some other way, please contact me!
Monday, December 12, 2011
End of the semester exams started on Tuesday, so the schedule for computer class was not consistent. The high school students were quite occupied with studying and preparing for their tests. However, each afternoon the majority of the class joined us in the lab after they finished their exams. The boys especially were eager to jump back on the computers.
Thomas taught the students how to create a folder on the computer and also reviewed the basics of word processing. The students worked hard each day to re-familiarize themselves with the computer, and he even created a friendly competition several days to test their knowledge. I am so excited for the jumpstart Thomas has given to my "advanced" computer students.
Saturday, December 10, 2011
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Yesterday was the first computer classin Gramothe for the 2011-2012 school year. The kids were ecstatic! I was so happy to see their beautiful faces that I just wanted to stand and look at them all. However, we got down to business right away. After greeting the class, I presented the rules. First we had to discuss what "rule" means, and then I give them the list of rules that will keep their teacher happy.
- No food in the computer room.
- Put your chair away before leaving.**
- Put your bag on a hook or your lap. No bags on the table.
- No listening to music without permission!!
- Clean your shoes before entering if they are dirty.
**Unfortunately, there were two girls who failed to put their chairs away last class. Their punishment is that they don't get a chair next class. The other students think the girls won't forget to put their chairs away again. I agree.