|FROM “BUSH BUNNY BRENDA“
DATE: APRIL 8, 2023
ELEVEN PRESCHOOLERS ON THE GO!
Two days of dry weather and our soccer field was ready for players! The eleven preschoolers lost no time in doing their warm up exercises so they could kick their ball around.
Preschool kids doing their warm up exercises.
We have 3 shy ones in the group, but with a bit of coaxing, they soon began to play “bounce the ball” with me while the others kicked the ball all over the field. These 3 to 5 year olds have more energy than anyone can fathom. Before their soccer coach could stop them, they had chased the ball to the far end of a 100 yard/meter soccer field! (See the videos and share their enthusiasm!)
Preschool kick ball team chasing the ball as fast as their little legs will run.
They were having so much fun chasing the ball, (and we were laughing so hard while they did it), that it was hard to keep a straight face when telling them where the boundaries are. They actually did do better the 2nd time around, keeping the ball inside the area we had marked. They are a sharp bunch with great potential for sure!
CHOOSE ANY COUNTRY IN THE WORLD, AND YOU WILL FIND THAT KIDS ARE THE SAME WHERE EVER YOU GO!
ART AND ENGLISH—MIXED TOGETHER MAKE FOR A FUN TIME OF LEARNING
We have a new face among our helpers here at the base. Sergio, a Christian, came here looking for work, as he heard we liked murals painted on walls. I told him there was a much better use of his talents at the moment.
Sergio, our fantastic new Art and English teacher, whom the children really enjoy makes learning fun!
Art, Music, and English are Sergio’s strong points, so we are putting them to use. He agreed to hold Art/English lessons each Saturday for all our school aged children.
4th to 7th graders learning English with Sergio, the new teacher.
He challenges our children in drawing/coloring and then spends part of the class teaching them simple English (numbers, alphabet, etc.). Both of these subjects were points I had hoped to achieve with the children this year. God knew my heart and sent Sergio to fill the void. I sat in on the English class for the 5th to 7th grades and found out those kids are super sharp!
Listen as one of the boys speak whatever number Teacher Sergio points to.
YOUR LOVE GIFTS MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN THE LIVES OF THESE CHILDREN.
BUSH BUNNY BRENDA LANGE
AND THE BALAMA STAFF