This has been one of our busiest seasons in awhile, in the midst of the hottest summer we’ve had here, so there is much that has gone unsaid. I’m working on it, though, because amidst the chaos, there are some great things blooming.
You see, the summer program has worked! And that is worth noting.
The kids are coming and they are anxious to learn. The students helping are amazing and completely making it possible. We’ve practiced English and we’ve practiced math; we had a geography day and learned about continents, oceans, and countries. We have a money day coming this week to learn about counting and spending and saving.
I taught this little guy to add using Legos. It was amazing.
I taught another young girl and little boy how to carry when they add. We learned about the different value places and added three digits with three digits.
We sang songs and danced together.
They listened to stories with such intensity and learned about being nice to people that are different than us, picking up trash that can hurt the earth and animals, and how we all have something to offer.
We successfully wore the kids out for two hours, making them more sane the other hours of the day!
And summer just flew by us. We finish the summer program this week!