July 13. Some light rain early this morning, and a little sunshine in the middle of the day, but mostly clouds.
It has seemed like a long day. Most everyone was late getting to school this morning, and then they had to set up the chairs so it was about 8:05 before we prayed and started Bible class.
After singing and reciting verses, we started translating Isaiah 45:23. They only got the first three words translated, however, and then were stuck. So they wrote down the Pidgin to take home and think over and talk over with parents. Tomorrow we’ll see what they’ve come up with.
When school was done for the day, Daddy took their orders for the end of school. The wanted to use the school money first to buy food for the parent luncheon. Then they would see how much was left and decide what to get for parent gifts.
I made sure I graded all the math lessons before the students left too. After grading a few, I saw that quite a few of them did poorly, showing that they have not learned the new material in this unit like they should have. This was a review lesson so I have required that those who did poorly come tonight for study hall before they take their test tomorrow.
It was already 3:00 before we went for our nap, and the students were still here talking about what gifts to buy. I didn’t really sleep because my back and hip were hurting too much. After I got up, I started making bread so Daddy would have something for sandwiches for supper. Made a little extra dough and used it to make some onion, herb and seaweed pita pockets for myself. That tasted good with the egg salad that we had for supper.
While the bread was rising, I reorganized all the things from the school sale items that the students wanted set aside for themselves - cooking oil, Maggi noodles, lollies, matches, chocolates (lollies, matches and chocolates to be divided evenly later among themselves). There are a few lollies, chocolates, matches, and skeins of yarn left to be sold.
Also graded a couple more math lessons that had been turned in while we were having our nap, graded the science lessons, and washed out the garbage bucket.
After supper, I discovered Mike’s math lesson among their spelling books and graded it. Will wait until morning to grade the spelling.
“12What man is he that feareth the LORD? him shall he teach in the way that he shall choose…. 14The secret of the LORD is with them that fear him; and he will shew them his covenant.” Psalm 25:12,14
July 14. A dry day with some clouds and some sunshine. Warm enough today to let the fire go out later in the morning. Looks like we’re in for more of the very cold weather - skies very clear this evening and temperature dropping quickly.
Quite a few of the students did well on their math test today so their studying paid off. Praise the Lord! Others could have done better if they had asked questions last night when I gave them the opportunity.
After nap, I corrected English worksheets. That didn’t take long. Put new math lessons into the three students’ notebooks and made a small correction in the first lesson in the other students’ textbooks. Made flash cards for 10, 11, and 12 division facts.
After the generator was turned on this evening, I put some math problems on the chalkboard.
“The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in him, and I am helped: therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth; and with my song will I praise him.” Psalm 28:7
July 15. I guess I’m not a very good weather predictor. The clear sky and stars disappeared during the night; and warmer air, clouds and rain took their place. It rained for a while even after we got up this morning, but then turned out to be a nice day.
Amos preached on the rest of Acts chapter 18 this morning, verses 24 through 28, setting forth Apollos as an example we can follow - a man who studied the Scriptures, was not afraid to speak out and preach Christ, was willing to submit to others to receive help with his teaching. There were quite a few here for lotu.
We did get an earlier nap today, but then I had a fair bit of grading to do afterward.
After supper, I put some math work on the chalkboard and then played the keyboard for a while as I haven’t had a chance to practice for a couple days. Then Daddy and I got the shopping list made and printed out some of the forms for shipping cargo back to the US. After that I did the dishes and got a snack. Now it is after 9:00.
“Oh how great is thy goodness, which thou hast laid up for them that fear thee; which thou hast wrought for them that trust in thee before the sons of men!” Psalm 31:19