March in Pictures

Here’s a look back at March in pictures.

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A chilly morning truck ride to Lima for school*

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Harvest season has been in full swing for several months now. Carts line up at the weigh stations in the morning, waiting to unload their sugar cane.*

My college roommate came down for a week!

Rockets
Kindergarten learned about outer space and made name rockets.

Visitors
Lots of visitors this month. Scott even came out for a day of fun!

Letters
We wrote letters back to a class in the States who sent down some Christmas goodies for our room.

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Our love for reading is growing!

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Stacy brought a super cute mosaic craft for the kids.

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Recess fun – Estefani and company

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The class hasn’t stopped asking for Chicka Chicka Boom Boom since Brett’s glorious rendition of the book.

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The students continue praying each day. Edward’s sweet smile never goes away, even with his eyes closed!

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The kids are beginning to control their bodies – an accomplishment that will never be seen on a report card, but it’s such a huge deal!

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“He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands” with Katie and Anllelo

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Beautiful, giggling girls from 3 different bateyes.*

My two cuties enjoying a Sunday afternoon at home. *
And last but not least… my two cuties enjoying a Sunday afternoon at home. And yes, one is pantless.*

Beautiful reminders of God’s faithfulness and blessings.

*Photo credit: Rachel Roberts

Independence Day – Dominican style

Thursday we celebrated Independence Day here in the Dominican Republic. Mery (my Dominican co-teacher) planned the activities for the kindergarten class. She’s getting ever closer to having her own group of kids next year.

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The highlight of the day was the parade through Batey Lima. The kids were adorable in their little campesino and padres de la patria costumes. Several parents came out to watch as we marched through the streets of the village. It was fun learning a little more about this nation’s history and culture.

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Chrislin – PK3

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Vickiana – PK3

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Albel, Alfredo, Javier – K

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Rosa, Bergica, Sonia – K

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Getting ready for the march

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Pre-school cuteness

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Mery and her costumed kindergartners