Snapshots of a Wednesday Morning

This morning I headed over to the Lemuel campus around 8:00. Armed with my camera, my mission was to get pictures of everything going on so I could give you an idea of what a typical morning at Lemuel is like…

Since I was entering the campus from the airstrip I came to the pretty blue gate…

Were you to enter from the main road you would come to the main gate which Regilien would open for you.

To my left upon opening the gate is the storage container and the box from the yellow truck. The yellow truck was sent into Port-au-Prince the week along with the water truck. The water tank is going to be transferred from the older green truck to the newer yellow one. They put the yellow box on stilts so that when the green truck gets back it will be easier to put this box on it.

Ahead of me is the Development Office where Gulbert is working on making doors for the new Guest House bath area.

He has taken very rough cut lumber down to a smooth and is now cutting the planks to size.

To my right as I walk in the gate is the school kitchen where I find Mme Wisly. Today’s school meal (cornmeal with dried herring) won’t take too long so she is using some spare time to sort beans for tomorrow. She has been here since 5:00am. She goes to an early prayer meeting and then cleans and sweeps her area and begins preparing the hot meal for the children and staff.

I continue on to the school and get there just in time to catch them raising the flag.

The kindergarteners are busy with their morning routine as well.

All three classes sing some welcome songs together…

…and then greet each other in French.

The teachers help the children practice their greetings.

They then join in a circle for some fun singing.

Kin. 1 Teacher, Kattia, provides the music.

On the way out of the Kindergarten I passed through the office where Wiltha was talking with a parent. Wiltha is now working in the office as supervisor of grades 1-6, disciplinarian, receptionist and secretary among other responsibilities.

By the time I finished all of that, the other classes were in session. There have been some changes in position since the last school post I did so you may notice some teachers have changed classes.

Bergeline is teaching the First Graders about C Cedille (the French C with the tail… I can’t do one in blogger).

Andiose is working on diction with the Second Graders as they read the phrase of the week, “Jesus is the light of the world.”

Mezou is working with the Third Graders on putting the correct heading on their papers. The poor guy was a bit frustrated as I passed by. It seems some of his students were not following directions 🙂

Guillaume is teaching the Fourth Graders about why they won’t have class on Friday, November 1.