Day 1 in Bella Vista...
We have a variety of projects planned, a preK/K playground w/ class garden, repairing a storage room, conducting literacy and PE classes.. ready... set.. go...
Loading up at the Cardies
Principal Ovado welcoming us to the School
Walking the school grounds
Darren explaining the playground design to Principal Ovado
Tory breaking ground on the playground
Sara working.. work Sara work
Nathan really knows how to draw a crowd
Look closely.. synchronized digging
Caia (above) and Sara (below) with new friends. Our female students/faculty are tremendous role models for the young girls at the school.
Darren shakin down a student... ok.. not really, he was playing with the children... picking them up and throwing them up.... little did he know... they just kept coming.. and coming... and coming...
Hey look, Kirsten Davis, faculty member in CM is grading midterms all the way in Belize... Just kidding of course. Kirsten is organizing the pen pal letters that 4th graders from Washington Elementary in Boise wrote to standard II students in Belize (8-10 year olds).
A sign in the teacher office, couldn't say it better myself
Daryn working in a classroom helping the children learn the alphabet. According to Daryn, the alphabet is a LOT harder than you think!
Darren still playing with the children. If you look closely, you may be able to see him juggling rocks. Now there are children 'juggling' rocks all over the school grounds.
Ben holding off a class of at recess... actually he was playing red light - green light
You can't see Ben here... but let's just say.. they caught him
Drew getting ready to spend some time with a class working on literacy
Ben and Daryn.. lining up the children... the true making of future construction managers
Ben agreeing with Daryn about the alphabet
Drew teaching a class