My new job!
(I wrote a lot the other day, then lost it all when I accidentally closed the window! Ooops! That's why it says below the box I type in....Write in notepad first then copy and paste! Ha!)
Well, I’ve been given lots of work to do now! Those of you who work with me will laugh at what I am doing now! It’s weird that I have been out of school for almost a month now! I have to say though that somehow it feels a lot better working here, since I am volunteering and it’s not my school so it’s less like “work.” Of course, I love what I do back home, I’ve just desperately needed a break! I’ll be ready to go again by fall!
Currently, I am working on assembling a summary of the entire curriculum for the school here. Basically each teacher has turned in an outline of their grade level and subjects (or I have to go after them for it!). A lot of it has already been typed (although all of 5th was lost so I have to type up all that!), and just needs corrections. Then it all needs to be in the same format. We did this recently at my school, and I remember thinking, “Wow, I am glad I only had to do one subject, and I don’t have to assemble it all!” Ha! I feel sorry for Becki now, who is doing all of ours! But imagine having to correct mistakes from teachers who speak English as a second language? Some of the mistakes are quite funny! Also there are about 13 subjects per grade level (they have more here with the extra Spanish speaking classes) and grades K1-11! Yipes!
It’s probably going to take me until close to the time I leave to finish! Hopefully there will be more things for me to do in between that won’t be as boring! It’s something that is totally necessary, and they are so grateful that I am here and available to do things like that. It’s just not the most exciting thing!
Everyone here just finished classes on Friday, and the teachers have to work the next two weeks. This next week they will be doing paperwork for the Honduran government. There is a lot to do and it is NOT fun! I do not envy them for that! I remember having to do it! It’s all done by hand, and if you mess up, you have to start all over again- no white out! Also this next week are the 3 graduations- K5, 6th, and 11th. I’ll be helping out with a lot of stuff for that. I already have been helping with the 6th grade valedictorian and salutatorian speeches (neither of which are given by my former students :o( although one is translating!) It’s pretty funny seeing some of the things that they say, considering their tendency to think in Spanish when they are writing in English, and it all kinda comes out backwards!
The following week will be a cleaning/work week! So, there won’t be a lack of things for me to do! It has been fun hanging out around the same teachers that I used to work with, and meeting a lot of the new ones!
Pray for us as the school year closes that everything will run smoothly! There is a lot of work to do, but a lot of hands to do it- and most importantly our Heavenly Father’s hands covering us all!!