Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas

In Hungary we celebrate Christmas on December 24th, so I am visiting my relatives.  I would like to wish all of my readers a very Merry Christmas!

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Picture Saturday: Student's Work displayed in the library

Libraries are often centers of cultural displays.  ICSB’s library is no different.  For the past few weeks this remarkable 3-D map of the Holy Lands created by a grade 9 student has been on display:

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Picture Saturday: Christmas around ICSB

After American Thanksgiving ICSB starts to look rather Christmassy.  Here are some signs from the high school side of the building that Christmas is near:


In the cafeteria

On the way up to classrooms

Outside the library.  Every year the high school students take a trip to visit the orphanage.

High school front entrance

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Why I love my job: grade 6 helpers. Part 2

Last week I shared with you home much I enjoy having my grade 6 helpers.  I showed the picture of the soon to be Christmas tree.  Although that tree did not work, they did make a tree out of construction paper. (Thank you mom for sending us green construction paper).   They made the tree all by themselves and had a little help with the snowflakes.  Without being asked they brought the candy for the elementary students.  There have been many questions this week in elementary library about what the candy is for.  I always tell the students "you will have to wait to find out" and I give them a choice of jelly or coconut when they leave.   

They also made this "Merry Christmas" sign!

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Picture Saturday: In bloom

I have always admired my mom being able to get her Christmas cactus to bloom at just the right time.  This year I almost killed mine by not watering it, but now it is very much alive.  Isn't this how it is so often in our lives?  Needing to suffer and sometimes be close to death to experience much beauty and life?