Grace had a real challenge ahead of her when we moved to Haiti – there was no first grade offered at the Missionary School! Thankfully, prior to moving, she tested well enough to be accepted into second grade. It was challenging for her at first, but she is doing very well. She has seven girls and one boy in her class! She loves her teacher, Mrs. Leger! She rides to and from school in a gator with three neighbors, Chloe, Gabby and Faith (Chloe and Gabby’s mom, Mandy, and me in front).
Grace is finished with school each day at 12:30 to come home in time for lunch. She loves cursive writing, math, Bible time, and especially loves her newest subject, the French language. She has a French teacher who comes into her classroom two times a week. She shares her excitement in learning words, phrases, and songs in French. There is also a neighborhood German Club, once a week, that she really enjoys. Eventually she will also study the Creole language at home from a Haitian teacher (she is already quickly picking up words and phrases from the Haitians we interact with). We wish we had her young brain to absorb as quickly as she does!
Another excitement of her week is her gym class. She chose gymnastics. One of her teachers is Trinity, along with two other young ladies. Grace really loves that gym class! After school, a few times a week, she and her friends make up their own little gymnastics class. She plays every afternoon with many of her school friends either at our home or at theirs (well, we all live close together!).
February 28, 2014 at 7:07 pm
Love the pictures, just want to reach out and give you all hugs!!!!! You are in our prayers.
March 1, 2014 at 11:46 pm
Thanks so much for taking the time to blog. It is wonderful to hear about your children and how they are doing at school. Kathy and Rachel are looking so forward to being in Haiti in less than 4 weeks! I wish I could join them. Keeping you all in our prayers.
March 2, 2014 at 2:04 pm
We are so happy to read about Grace. Sounds like she is doing great and we love the pictures!
March 17, 2014 at 11:16 pm
I want to say hello to the Walders in Haiti! I Have been reading your blogs and have been really enjoying
them. I’m so glad you are all doing well and hope God continues to bless you in your new work there.
It’s good to hear from you. Love, A Dort