Blog post by Connie
Greetings from Uganda! Becky and I have been working with the teachers at KCVS. We are amazed at how quickly they are able to incorporate suggestions regarding best practices for group work in their classes, use of materials, lesson design, and new concepts. We have great admiration for all the teachers.
During our mornings, we spend two and a half hours with the teachers and later in the day we do demonstration lessons in the classrooms. We worked with linear measurement, mass/weight measurement, observation work, and buttons for the young children, seashells, magnets, and fingerprinting.
In the classrooms, once the children become a little bit accustom to us as new visitors, they quickly become engaged in the lesson. There are some things that are very new to the children that we have not considered and so this is a learning experience for us too. An example would be materials that we used with fingerprinting. The children are a joy, they are intelligent, respectful, full of smiles, and a joy to be around. We feel so fortunate to be members of this missionary team and grateful for the support of kind thoughts and prayers for the team, teachers, and the children.