Our local primary schools and the high schools are officailly out for the year. Today was the last day for many primary schools. I had a small party at my house for the kids that are sponsored by me or my friends. There were 14 kids here along with my guard, houseworker and me. We all had a good time. I fixed up a big batch of chili - Indiana style. That is with some spaghetti in it. It was the first time for most of them to have chili, but they seemed to like it. They were all part of the clean bowl club anyway. I didn't make it spicy hot as I don't like lots of hot spices and the very little kids would have complained.
The kids enjoyed playing on the swings and slide that are in the yard. I took pictures of each child and one group shot. Since this is a borrowed computer, I will have to wait to post one until I have my computer back. I only had one of my high school students here. The rest are not out of school yet or could not make it today. I measured all the kids and marked their heights on the back of my hall door. Now to find a tape measure to figure out exactly how tall they are :). I also wrote down their grades and class positions.
As I took them home, I handed out a small sack of goodies. They each got some lolipops, hard candy, bubble gum, a fig newton and a small cake thing with chocolate inside that I found at one of the shops. So, they were happy. They will all be promoted to the next grade in January. One student took her 8th grade test this year and will have to wait until the end of January to find out if she did well enough to get into high school. I am hoping that she did well and can get into a good school. Now to wait and see.
I hope you are having a great day!