Saturday, March 17, 2007

A random smattering of thoughts...

So we have a new teacher these days. His name is Laurence and he arrived a week or two ago to help us out with preschool and kindergarten. He was walking down the hall the morning after he arrived and, of course, my students all got up to gawk at him, being a new face in our territory. I invited him in for a quick introduction and allowed the students to ask him questions about himself. They were the standard, “What is your favorite color?” “Your favorite game?” “Your favorite animal?” Until it was Fabiola’s turn. She says to him, “Mister Laurence, are you a carnivore, an herbivore, or an omnivore?” with complete sincerity. I had to stifle a laugh—I think I might have even pulled that coughing, choking thing to cover up the uncontrollable giggle. Laurence handled it like a pro, responding that he is an omnivore :) I was so proud of Fab. We had just taken a test on it the previous week :)

I’m trying to think of other recent moments that have made me smile. Today I was going to make copies down the road and there were two horses randomly wandering down my street, meandering into the intersection unattended. I just wonder where they came from, who they belong to.

OH! Strange moment of the century. Well, maybe century is exaggerating a bit, but this left me flabbergasted. I was walking home from school today and made a quick stop to buy bananas. Then we went on our way walking home and a bus passed by (a bus always passes by). What made this time different was that Jill Girtz and Sylvee Harris—TWO CALVIN STUDENTS yelled my name and waved as they passed by in the bus! They must be on the Calvin Honduras semester, but I didn’t know that. And what are the chances that the bus they were on to go who knows where would pass me on my way home from school!?! If I hadn’t stopped to buy bananas, I probably wouldn’t have been passing at the right time. So so crazy. The world gets smaller by the minute.

Other news: we have 15 volunteers here from Claremont-McKenna College in CA so life is bustling with activity. It is fun to meet new people. They went through a rigorous application process to be able to come and spend their spring break volunteering at our school. So they all really want to be here. We’re trying to make it a fun, memorable experience for them.

Peter made it successfully and safely to Honduras on Friday night. It was so good to spend some time with him before putting him on a bus to El Salvador early Saturday morning. I’m really looking forward to him coming back next Monday and having him here in the Cof. for awhile. I’m assuming he made it to El Salvador…

It rained on Friday night. Thunderstorm rained. It was a beautiful sight. I don’t think it has rained like that since before Christmas.

I can’t believe how time flies.


Blogger June said...

Fab sounds like a cutie...and one smart cookie too! That's a good question. I should ask somebody sometime..."So..." :D Sounds like things are going really well, that's good to hear. We had a thunderstorm the other day was a good one.

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