This is what I hear every morning for the past few weeks as I have been helping at the primary school. It has been very interesting to see how things compare to a Canadian school. When we were visiting here in 2010 and 2011 I was able to go to some of the classes as a student which was fun.
Now I get to see what things are like in the lower primary. Both of the teachers of the Primary 1 class (about Grade 1) are very good teachers. But it is very different from a school in Canada. No carpet time, no colourful workbooks, no whiteboards, no computer class. But there are blackboards and little exercise books, and lots of posters hung up around the room.
The class has 25 children of different ages. They are anywhere between 6 and 9 years old. And I have remarkably managed to remember all their names. They are all lots of fun. I have enjoyed helping in this part of New Hope.