Today at school I had my students do their handprints in paint which they loved! I also read them Brown Bear, Brown Bear although reading usually ends with me pointing out different pictures in the book and having them repeat it to help build their English vocabulary. I am slowly learning their names. I am still trying to find out what exactly my role in the classroom is because I am not doing as much as I thought I would be.
I also took one of my students to the clinic today. Richard fell during gym class and he has sores on his leg that started to bleed. After carrying him to the office, Sister Stella said we should send him to the clinic. I sat him on my lap while Gen cleaned up his legs and bandaged him up. Then when we went back down to the school he just stood there holding my hand for the rest of recess.
We offered to make dinner for the sisters tonight and had a dinner party of sorts. We made cookies, (last night actually) but thankfully at least half managed to last until today. We also made pizzas with pizza crusts that Joy brought pasta, and fruit salad. It was a ton of food, but we finished off most of it. We also invited the three Notre Dame students, and the peace corp volunteer staying in the area to come. Colin and Ellen are living across the street with the Brothers and Greg lives at the Kyemboga Farmers association. Ellen and Colin teach at the Brothers' secondary school and Greg is doing agricultural research even though he wants to go to medical school. Becky is a peace corp volunteer who has been in Uganda for two years, but unfortunately she wasn't able to make it. We had so much fun! After dinner all the college students went down to the Annex (the nurse's little house) and played catch phrase and banana grams while Greg showed off his skills of opening a beer bottle with the top of another bottle. At one point Nora went to run back up to the house to grab something and we realized we had been locked out. Thankfully, the night watchman helped us out by tapping on Sister Edith's window, and she came and unlocked the door for us. We repaid him for his kindness by giving him a beer.