Last Friday Nick and I had the chance to have a pre-lunch snack in a French Cafe. The best part was that the cafe was downstairs (and free!). As a way for her students to practice their French, Miss Myriam - our phenomenal French Specialist Teacher - had the students in grades 4 and 5 create a cafe for us to come and enjoy!
The students chose the name "le restaurant sans nom" - the restaurant with no name (though one of the Cash kids would have liked to have seen the restaurant called "le restaurant internationa" - the international restaurant - but she was outvoted). They set up a corner of the cafe in a most delightful manner - complete with decorations and tables set with candles, origami decorations, French speaking tips and cacahuetes (peanuts).
Caroline's thoughts on the experience: "I enjoyed serving because I got to have conversations with my customers. I liked figuring out what I was supposed to say and telling the chef what the people wanted in French. I'm glad Miss Myriam let us do this...it would be fun to do it again."
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Eli was serving in the "kitchen" filling the orders that his classmates were bringing to him. The menu was very diverse - with options ranging from fromage et des crackers (cheese & crackers) to brochette de bonbons (candy kabobs!) to jus de pomme (apple juice) and lots of other tasty treats.Eli's thoughts on the experience: "We had to speak French the entire time. My favorite thing we served was probably the candy brochettes - which was basically 4 pieces of candy on a toothpick. It was very fun because we learned sort of what it's like to work in a French restaurant. I enjoyed it...I got to serve food and make it - a chef and a waiter and a food put-er outer."
If you happen to be a teacher - or know of any teachers - interested in serving on the Africa Mercy, there are some openings for the 2016-2017 school year! We love being a part of the Academy - and we'd love to have you as a part of it, too! Something to consider.
Surely there will be more to come!