As well as teaching maths to standard 7 and 8 in St. Bakhita Girls Primary School, I also help with the preparation of the candidates for Baptism and Communion. The girls range in age from about 4 years old to 15 years.
Our first class was last week and while the girls could recite the Ten Commandments, they seemed to have little comprehension about what they really meant or where they came from. So, I set homework for the girls which was presented to Anne Grace and I yesterday and we just had to share!
Our of the 30 or so girls who were present in the class, 5 completed the homework I set. This is a pretty impressive statistic. Homework is a very foreign concept here, I mean they know what it is but just don’t bother as a rule.
Of the 5 assignments returned to us, 3 were exactly the same…even the spelling. They were also a pretty alternative take on the Commandments….It’s been a while since I learned the Commandments but I’m pretty sure the second Commandment has something to do with using the Lords name in vain rather than more specifically dealing with stationary theft.
I really hope you can see these pictures – if not, please someone leave me a comment and I will transcribe them.
5 thoughts on “Catechumens first homework assignment”
Thanks Helena I could read it but was trying to remember the 10 as I was doing it, time to get the book out again I think!!
Just read the piece about you in the Leader, wait until they hear about what you’re teaching the unfortunate students!
Loved it Helena – made me check our Ten Commandments and think I like Susan’s better!
Keep up the good work.
Ditto Brian!!! I think that student did a great job, and her writing is brilliant!
hah – yes defo no stealing goats!