This is Anni’s last week before she starts her new school. It is a local school started by a Korean couple and it is less than a block from our vocational training center. This is a huge blessing because we like the idea of her being so close as we teach and work at the school. It is also the same price for an entire month that her other school was for a week. We visited the school a couple times and although Anni will be the only Wazungu that did not seem to phase her. The teachers teach in English and use Kiswahili for songs, play time, and explanations if needed (and they said Anni understands enough Kiswahili to be ok). We go to get measured for her uniform tomorrow which consists of a T-shirt and little shorts that look like a skirt (since it is not a government school the girls do not have to wear head coverings). I have mixed feelings since I really do think she needs more planned activity, working in a group, and structure but also this means my little girl is growing up; too fast some days. We pray she thrives and makes lots of friends at her new school! Since she starts Monday through Friday after her 3rd birthday(coming up Monday!!!) we have been doing a lot during the mornings since she soon will be a “big girl” and in school. On the days I feel a bit better I always make sure this includes some art projects to feed her little creative being.
This week we made some grainy paint from powdered laundry soap, cold water, and food coloring and had a blast painting everything we could think of. Anni glued some different shapes of pasta down and painted them. Another day we use some laundry line to make a fish necklace including glitter and pasta beads: tres chic. We also made a fabric covered display board to proudly display her works of art. Here is to my budding artist!
the artist entrenched in her work
Anni shows off her new special artwork display made with cardboard, fabric, & clothes pins