Tuesday, August 12, 2014


Big Ben!

Jubilee Bridge!

A phone booth...I tried to go down to the Ministry of Magic from Harry Potter but it wouldn't work!

Buckingham Palace...the Union Jack is up so the Queen is in!

St. Margaret's Church at Westminster Abbey!
We made the most of our 8 hour layover in London with the world's fastest tour of the city!  My friend Kelley and I talked in a British accent the whole time!

Fun in the village

Oh yes...this happened!  In this village the ladies mentioned that they would like to learn English from us.  I thought that was a great opportunity to t each them a song and dance.  This is the result!!

Nile River

WOW!  The Nile River is so cool.  Not only is it the longest River in the world, it is also one of the only ones that flows from South to North (the South Platte River here in Colorado also flows this way!) The Nile, unlike the South Platte is full of hippos, crocodiles, monitor lizards, and monkeys!

You have to look very closely but there is a monitor lizard!



This banana tree has just been planted so there are not any bananas on it to eat so I decided to try out the leaf!
Uganda is right on the equator so it is very tropical and they grow a lot of fruits.  Watermelon, Jackfruit, Pineapple, Papaya, Mango, and my favorite...BANANAS can be found growing all over!

Kindergarten at Musana

It has been so great getting to know the teachers here at Musana.  I have been able to talk a lot with Domalie, the P1 teacher.  Her students are 5 and 6 so I have decided that is similar to my kindergarten class.  Interesting fact though...kids are not allowed to go into the next grade until they have passed all exams from the grade before.  So there could be kids who are 10 years old in P1.  Also, as soon as they pass all exams for that grade, they can move to the next grade even if the year is not over.  I was able to meet a wonderful Musana student who is 11 years old in P1.  He was found living alone on the streets a couple of years ago and had never been in school before.  We have been playing some learning games together in the evenings and he is doing great! 

A kindergarten end of term exam!

Kindergarten report cards!

Class posters!

I love this school anthem!  I want the same for my class.  We will sing and dance with joy together!

Monday, August 11, 2014

Drats again!

I have a few more posts ready to go to finish out my AMAZING time in Africa.  Unfortunately the videos are not uploading.  I will have someone help me troubleshoot this to see if I can get everything finished for your viewing enjoyment SOON!!


Musana school has a large room that they call the resting room.  It is part of the nusery school for 1-5 year olds.  We were tasked with creating centers in this room so that the children would have activities they could do in the room in the afternoons.  First we cleaned out and sorted what was alread in there (and disposed of mice, lizards, frogs, and ants that came climbing out of the buckets), the we arranged activties in centers that they kids could do on theri own with little or no instruction.  It was a huge hit!  Moments after we finished kids were trickling in to sit down and do an activity!