Friday, March 16, 2012
Saturday, December 17, 2011
Jeff: What made you think to make a watch out of paper?
Drew: My friend asked me if I wanted one, and I said, “Yes.”
Jeff: Did you make it or did your friend make it for you?
Drew: My friend made it for me.
Jeff: What is your friend’s name?
Drew: My friend’s name is Mousa.
Jeff: Did you guys make the watch at recess?
Drew: No. We made it after school at lunch time.
Jeff: Would you get in trouble if you made it during class?
Drew: Yes, we would.
Jeff: What else do kids do for fun at your school?
Drew: They make paper telephones, and they play games like hopscotch but different and a bunch of other weird games.
Jeff: Are you liking school better these days?
Drew: No, not very much.
Jeff: Do the other kids in your class like school?
Drew: I don’t know if they do or don’t.
Jeff: What would make your class better?
Drew: If kids wouldn’t pick on me.
Jeff: Pick on you?
Drew: Be mean to me.
Jeff: Like what?
Drew: Like non-stop touching me.
Jeff: Do they touch less than they did at the beginning?
Drew: Yes. Some of the kids have stopped touching me a lot, and they only do it once in a while.
Saturday, November 5, 2011
Drew loves games. He is REALLY into computer games and video games. But he also likes board games. He got this game receintly from Nathan and Stacie Kunkle. It came in a package here in Koutiala for us. He was VERY excited and has already played a couple of times.
Friday, August 19, 2011
Imagine that your community has no government. Write a paragraph describing what it would be like to live where there are no laws to provide order, safety, and protection of rights.
This is what he wrote...
Imagine if there was no government. Imagine if the police didn't do what they were supposed to do. Imagine if the government didn't keep the roads nice and people would use the good stuff for the road for their building projects. Imagine if the government didn't make any laws about the road so the people drove wherever they wanted. Imagine if the government had no trash system so the people just dumped their trash outside the door. Imagine if the government didn't have any rules about covering wells and the people just left them open. Imagine if the government didn't pave the roads so the road got too bumpy and people had to drive on the side of the road.
Oh wait... that's where I live, Kadiolo, Mali.
Friday, May 20, 2011
Saturday, January 8, 2011
Sunday, June 7, 2009
This picture is from June 6, 2009
In October of 2004 Drew spent a week with Lulu and Pappy. He had just turned four years old. There was a missionary family staying here at the same time. Drew was as thick as thieves with their daughter who was the same age. This is a conversation Drew had with Lulu.
I'm going to make a boat to take to the sea.
I'm going to fly to where Isabelle is and build a boat for her.
I will row and row and row.
I will get some rope. (When asked "What for?")
To tie our boats together.
That boy is sweet through and through. I bet he'll be a romantic young man, but he will tell his mom about it, not me.