Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Recent Highlights

These young boys come by our flat regularly. They are recent converts. They love to sit down and use some of the phonics programs we have written. Here they are watching “The Sounds of Alice,” a photo story for teaching phonics written by Sister Lovegrove.
The Alice Springs Branch held a very successful Multi-Cultural Night a few weeks ago. Besides local people from Alice Springs and out bush, and of course the U.S., we had people from New Zealand, Tonga, China, Korea, and the Philippines. Everyone brought a pot luck dish from their country. Many shared talents and information about their native land. Below, a New Zealand war dance is being performed.
Some of us are checking out a live witchity grub. No one had the courage to eat it.
Some of my English students came with friends and family. They seemed to enjoy themselves.


Arah Debra said...

I don't think that kids in the US have any idea how lucky they are to receive the educations they get. It's so awesome that those boys are so eager to learn. Where can I get my hand on that Phonics program?

How disgusting! Don't tell me people really eat those witchity grubs. YUCK!!

Updates From The Outback said...

Your mom will bring it home in 6 months. You can help her put American voice on it. Anyone who would like it would be welcome to it. It will be a self-teaching, very compehensive phonics program that parents can use to help their children with readding even if they know nothing about phonics themsleves.
Yes, there are those who eat witchity grubs. It's important to bite the head off and spit it out. Cooked, they say they taste a lot like shrimp. I'll take their word for it.

beth said...

It's great to see what is happening "Down Under". You are staying busy and being very successful. May the Lord continue to bless you. (Don't think I would every be able to taste a witchity grub, yuck!!!!) Luv the Elletts from way up above

Lisa said...

Wichity grub...I can't get over it, yuck! Looks like a great night!

Autumn said...

Looks like you guys had a great time!! I'm with Lisa on the grub...sick!
I love the picture of the boys around the computer! So cool that you can share that with the children there! Amazing!

Julee said...

Grub! yuck! But I am a little supprised that Dad did not have the courage to eat it. He likes to do stupid things like that to show how tuff he is. Looks like it was a lot of fun. I am glad those kids are getting so much joy on you hard work.