A tradition at Brevig Mission School is to put on an annual Christmas program. Each grade level teacher picks a song or skit for their students to learn and perform. This year the kindergarteners or kinderfriends as I like to call them performed the traditional Rudolf the Red Nose Reindeer. Claire's class did a line dance to a funny version of Jingle Bells, the middle schoolers acted out the song Can't Wrap This and the whole school did a flash mob of Pamyua's Bubble Gum. Below are some pictures from this event.
For our December school wide art project we made 3D snowflakes and hung them in the cafeteria. It made the school festive for the holidays.
|Cate and Claire in Seward.|
|Cate, Claire, Tizita, and Harold at the Seward aquarium.|
Two of our teachers became moms for the second time this school year. We had a baby shower for them. Angie adopted her second baby, Levi. He was born in late November, three months early. We had the shower a week after he has able to come home. Liz was 8 months pregnant with her son Russell who was born around the first part of April.
|Angie and Levi|
|Liz and soon to be Russell|
I have enjoyed my eight little sweet hearts this year. They have been the easiest class I have taught in fifteen years. We have had a blast this school year. Below are some pictures illustrating our adventures.
Living in Alaska affords students opportunities that kids in the lower 48 don't all get. One of those is cross country skiing. Our school has skis for all students. I have been taking the kinders out every Friday when the weather is good to practice balancing on skis. We don't use poles, yet because we are learning to balance and move our feet. Can you believe a girl from Georgia is teaching kids to ski? Yeah, me either.
|Cate has a hard time keeping her skis straight, but she doesn't give up!|
|Damien is so cute! I had to post this picture of him in his parka made by his grandmother.|
|Cate has fun wherever she goes!|
|We made Easter bonnets for our Easter Parade.|
So the question a lot of people have is...are you coming back. The answer is YES! We prayed for several months and believe that God wants us here for another year. We are excited about next school year, and ask that those of you who have been praying for us to continue. I will be moving up to 2nd and 3rd grade next year. This will be a challenge due to having to teach two grade levels, but I am excited for the opportunity.