Last year around this time, I received a delightful surprise in the form of neighborhood ladies attempting to spruce up my little yard. By spruce up, I mean cut the knee high grass, chase out some pigs, and pull a profuse amount of weeds!
This year, instead of waiting for the neighborhood ladies to take pity on the poor Peace Corps’ yard, I put my students’ excess energy to good use. All 23 of my Class 6 hooligans paraded down the street to my house after school. We cranked up some tunes and began hacking away at the VERY tall grass in my yard. Every time I tried to cut some grass or even pick up a broom, one of the kids would come steal it away and demand that I sit down and ‘supervise’ the music selection. [They recently learned about ‘demands’ and ‘requests’ in class and definitely enjoy the ‘demands’ a bit more than the ‘requests’!]
As you can see, I decided this was a good time to bring out the camera. Unfortunately, the productivity of my little workers decreases significantly anytime a camera appears. I had to start telling them I would only take pictures of kids who were actually working. I can never get a good candid, they enjoy posing for the pictures way too much!
A good time was had by all, and the rat situation has abated a bit thanks to brush reduction. What a successful day!