May 27. Woke up to the sound of rain this morning, and it rained just about all day. This evening is quiet, however.
Amos finished the rest of Acts 16 in lotu this morning - verses 35-40.
After breakfast, I had gotten all the rotten bananas peeled and started getting ingredients together for banana bread. While the students were doing their math lesson, I finished mixing up the banana bread and got it into the oven. The banana bread was done about 10 minutes before English class was over. I cut it up into 16 pieces, and each of the students had a piece of fresh banana bread before they went home. There were four pieces left for Daddy.
This afternoon, I was busy grading math and English lessons. It took quite a while to get everything ready for tomorrow’s lessons - Bible tests to set out, new music lessons to set out, papers to cut for math dictation, speed drills to set out, math problems to write on the chalkboard, review for English test to plan out and tests to set out. Then this evening, I made up a challenge math lesson for those students who already finished their three lessons for this week.
Daddy called MAF today to check up on Friday. No flight coming this way. No planes available on Monday. He called NTM, but they don’t have anything. Tried to get in touch with SIL, but couldn’t get any answer.
“These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.” John 16:33
May 28. After all the rain yesterday, the Lord gave us another dry day today. There were periods of sunshine and of clouds, and the wind was cold, so the fire has been burning all day to keep the house warm.
After breakfast and quiet time, I mixed up a batch of lemon sugar cookies and got them all rolled, cut, and placed on cookie sheets to be baked later. While the students were doing their history review test at the end of the morning, I turned on the oven; and, as soon as it was warmed up, I started baking the cookies.
It wasn’t too busy a day in school, although I didn’t seem to get much done on lesson plans for next week. After we prayed, sang, and recited Bible verses in Bible class, the students had a test. They finished up their reading lesson that they started yesterday in our second class and then did a phonics lesson. After that Graham got some aspirin and went home. I could see that he wasn’t feeling very well, and his phonics lesson showed that he was having a hard time thinking. He was feeling better this afternoon and came back to finish up some work - a speed drill, history test, and study for an English test. So when he came, I let him redo his phonics lesson.
We didn’t do a new lesson in math today. I didn’t want to overwhelm them with too much new stuff in one week. We did a lot of oral drill on fractions - a lot of brain exercise for them. Then they had a speed drill. And after that, 2/3 of the students did a challenge lesson while the other 1/3 finished up this week’s lessons or redid parts of lessons that they did not do correctly.
We spent our English class time reviewing for a test and then they did their history review. We finished classes a bit early, but Daddy and I still didn’t get to nap any earlier. I was busy in the schoolroom for an hour or so after nap.
Fixed a pot of rice and soup beans with tuna for supper. We were thankful for the little pumpkin Apekio brought this morning so we were able to enjoy a fresh veggie with our supper tonight. While supper was cooking, I sorted out the clothes so we can wash this evening, and then practiced keyboard to be ready for tomorrow.
“And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.” John 17:3