Here I am with the students who take my Ecology class from Akiuk. I flew to the school on Tuesday to meet students live. I also took a short boat ride across the water from the airstrip to Akiuk. It was good to meet everyone and tour the village. The school has about 78 students. Everyone was quite welcoming but shy. I don’t think there are many visitors. I took a close up picture of each student. I am going to put these pictures on a 3 X 5 cards and use them to learn names and choose students to answer questions. I also got a chance to show the class how to use the new video controls. This was fun until we accidently hung up on Tuntutuliak, Kongiganak and Kwethluk.
The school had a fold out coach in the conference room off the principle office. Julie (my co-worker) and camped out here for the night. I got up early the next day to walk about town on the board walks. It was fun to see kids running to school and happy to start a new day. I also heard the pledge of allegiance recited in Yup’ik for the first time.