Monday, December 29, 2008

Christmas Cards from the Girls

The girls made Christmas cards for members of the Junta Directiva. Here are some. If you click on the picture it will enlarge. This is Daliana who just finished 8th grade. Remember that the school year here is from March to December.
Sinilda with her card. She and her sister were the first women in their families to go to school. They have both finished second grade with flying colors and both can read well. Also, their niece (who is the same age) went to school this year and also their younger sister went to Kindergarten.

Johana with her card. She has done well in the 5th grade this year. Johana has been with use since 1st grade.
Chochi or Maria Isabel is Sinildas sister. She had the highest average of the primary school students, 94!

Stefani has just finished 2nd grade and has done well. Stefani really likes to help.
More this week, Tia Sue

Friday, December 26, 2008

Felíz Navidad desde Panama

Christmas party at the Home. We have finished our Christmas lunch (ham, potato salad etc. and are now giving out gifts. Santa Clause this year is the director and her helper is Yanitzia. Here Maria is receiving her gift. We are outside the chapel, living rrom and study area for the girls who can study independently.

Sinilda is showing off the doll she chose from a fine assortment of dolls given to the girls by a friend of the home.

This is the Nativity scene outside St. Pauls. It has a little fence around it as it is on the side walk near the entrance to the building. The star is my contributation, made from foam with a sticky side so it is adhering well to the wall. The custom is to put a few coins in a little cup when passing by.