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A Visit From The Queen

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This afternoon we had a visit from the President and Queen of Salasaca. They brought gifts for the children. Also pictured is Shayla, from Canada who is helping with our English Program. You can't miss her....Back row to the right of the President. Click on photo to enlarge.

Rosa Maria And Shayla

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Annual Christmas Program Is History

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As is usual here in Ecuador and many Latin American countries, our Christmas program scheduled for 10 AM got started around 11:30. That was OK because we needed that extra time for two last rehearsals. Even with the extra time they were chaotic. Linda, suggested that I sit between a couple of the kids to keep order during the program, but I assured her with, not too much confidence, that once the program started they would be fine.

The program was given in Spanish, English and Kichwa.
With the exception of the songs that were sung in the different languages, all of the speaking parts in English were translated into Spanish so that the parents understood what was being said and it showed that the children also knew the meaning of what they were saying in English. It was not just a case of memorizing lines in English.
I asked one of the students to be the director as I did not want to be one of those teachers who would sit in front and mouth the words to the kids if they forgot there l…

Mark....Your apple tree lives.

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This is one of the two apple trees planted by Mark, from Ireland. This one almost did'nt make it, but now it looks ok. The other is growing like some of the kids here. More pictures later.

The Big Christmas Progrm is the 13th.

The annual Christmas program will be presented to the families and friends on the 13th. If any readers of this blog are in Baños plan to attend. Salasaca is only $0.50 away and the program starts at 10:30.