Monday, July 26, 2010
School's Out for Summer
While our stores are filled with back-to-school clothes, backpacks, notebooks and crayons, children in Jos are just starting their summer break. On Friday, they said saanjima (see you later) to their teachers, classmates, school uniforms and final exams.
Little Chris aced his tests (yes, tests in nursery school!). He can count to 50, recite all his ABCs and identify shapes and colors. While older children might be excited to have a few months without classes, I know one precious three-year-old who will eagerly wait for school to begin again.
(Photo, courtesy of Mollie Bartholomew, is of Elim Elementary School. Little Chris attends a school closer to his home.)