Thursday, March 12, 2009
A Day at Emma's Preschool
I was invited by Emma's preschool teacher, Mrs. Burrell, to go and talk about my trip to Africa today. I put together a short slide show (since they are only 3,4 and 5 year olds and their attention span is short) and told them all about the schools, the orphanage, the market, about how they do laundry, go to town on a boda (motorcycle) and how the widows baked in a mud oven. To my surprise they were very interested in what I was telling them. I thought I would loose them after a couple of pictures, but they listened very attentively to me for about 30 minutes. Of course, they had to interupt several times and tell me something about themselves that usually had nothing to do with what I was talking about.
They are all so cute. Some of them met me at the door and gave me big hugs. I felt a little like I was back in Uganda! I took the little home sewn dolls I had bought in Uganda for Emma and Ella with me and the girls all wanted to take turns holding them. I gave them some time to ask questions and they had some pretty silly ones, as you could imagine, but just getting to spend time with them was so much fun. I know it meant a lot to Emma that her Grammy came to her school and talked to her friends.
Sara came and took the pictures. We all had a great time together! Thanks to Mrs. Burrell for asking me to come and share.