Wednesday, December 22, 2010

December 22 – Christmas party at the school

With exam period over, the last day before the long Christmas vacation is dedicated to a Christmas PARTY. Classes prepared dances and songs and everyone had a wonderful time.
Decorating class for Christmas

Preparing Christmas Decorations

Christmas Decorations

Christmas Songs

Christmas Party

Saturday, December 18, 2010

December 18 – Basketball!

Fixing the Basketball court

Today was the inauguration of our newly renovated basketball court. The court will be open every afternoon and on weekends for the people in the community.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

December 16 – Outreach to New Jersey

One of our 5th grades is involved in an information exchange program with students of Tenfly Public School in New Jersey. This program has benefits for both sides. For the US students, it’s a part of learning about Haiti, reaching out to their age group over here and practicing French. For our students it’s a chance to learn about life of children in the US and also to proudly present their own day to day lives and dreams. Today, Galit, the spirit behind this partnership and our liaison to the US school came with the beautiful posters made in the US and gathered the stories made in Haiti to send over. 
Handing out the Stories

Reading a Personal Story to Galit

Getting Stories

Sunday, December 12, 2010

December 12 - Exam period

In a new school, many things happen for the first time. This week is Ecole Nouvelle Zoranje’s first exam period. Both the teachers and the students have been preparing for this day for the last few weeks. Each class (starting with kindergarten!) is being evaluated on each of the subjects they have learned in the 2 months since the opening of the school.

Kindergarten Exams