February 2016 in pictures

Time is flying! A few pictures from our busy February.

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We had a sweet time with Scott’s brother Ryan and his wife Erin for a week!
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Third quarter parent-teacher conferences went well!
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Miss Emma with her kindergarten kids in Village Lima
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A group of 5 visited and worked with us mid-February
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A neighbor’s brush fire got out of control and ran rampant on Freedom property! Students moved classrooms as a safety precaution, but no one was injured.
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It’s always a pleasure to share life each year with this group from North Carolina
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Independence Day in the Dominican
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Students marched through the streets of Ramon Santana
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The construction crew has been working hard on classrooms and bathrooms on the second floor of the school building
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Yuleisy made Leyton a special birthday dinner of bollo and salami
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Scott continues teaching music class in 3-week blocks
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Our apartment is getting closer! We now have tiled floors and a porch railing!
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Master bedroom
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Sillies with Noah
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Leyton couldn’t be left out!
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February was Caleigh’s 5th month

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