Monthly Archives: October 2014

GuyaNEWS – The Guyanese October Newsletter

Greetings Friends, It’s hard to believe that it’s already been a month since the last time I wrote. Even harder to believe, it’s been two months since I was on North America. I hope this letter finds you feeling happy, … Continue reading

Posted in Guyana, GuyaNEWS, South America | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

Riding the Mini-Bus

Here’s a few photos about what it looks like to ride in one of Guyana’s mini-buses. These photos were taken last Saturday morning after my three roommates and I were transporting ten boys from the swimming pool in downtown Georgetown … Continue reading

Posted in Guyana, South America | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

“I Forgive You”

Here’s an update on how the mediation with my fifth graders is going. So far, I’m really proud of them. At 10:15 every morning, those students in my class who have been behaving are allowed to take a fifteen minute … Continue reading

Posted in Guyana, South America | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

A Little Guy Time, Please!

When I arrived in Guyana, I was asked to stay after school each day to spend some quality “guy time” with the boys I work with. With all female teachers at school and all female matrons at their home, they … Continue reading

Posted in Guyana, South America | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Diwali

Thursday was a holiday, the Hindu holiday of Diwali. I’ll post more on this later, with photos. But for now, this is what my Wednesday evening and night looked like, because, you know, it’s Diwali. It’s fun to live in … Continue reading

Posted in Guyana, South America | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

“Breathe in God, Breathe in Light”

Shouting, screaming, yelling, they are all slightly different from one another. Under normal circumstances, I’d never be able to tell the difference between them. But here, at this orphanage, they are so common that I can depict them from each … Continue reading

Posted in Guyana, South America | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

“It’s Too Bright to Look At!”

Sometimes science class presents itself in the middle of the day. My boys and I ran outside to get a look at this “sun dog” around noon last week.

Posted in Guyana, South America | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment