A classroom with a view - but not one these children have voluntarily chosen.
Dozens of Yemeni students sit on the dirt and gaze up at their teacher - leading their lesson under a tree.
Displaced from cities across Hajjah province due to the country's civil war, Shaawan and his classmates failed to find a place at the already heavily crowded schools in the area.
But these makeshift conditions are far from ideal.
(SOUNDBITE) (Arabic) STUDENT, ABDO HASSAN SHAAWAN, SAYING:
"We were not concentrating on the teacher because we were following what was going into the water and who was passing by in the street. The insects are making it very hard, the scorpions and other insects under the trees. We also have to follow the shade, we keep moving from tree to tree."
Resources in the outdoor classes are extremely limited.
Determined to create a semblance of normality, teachers like Hashem fashion their own whiteboards.
But the children have no books and teachers say the notes they hand out at the end of class are no substitute.
(SOUNDBITE) (Arabic) DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION DEPARTMENT IN ABS, AHMED HASSAN BELAL, SAYING:
"My message is to the world is enough with war, stop the war, stop the killing, stop the destruction. Our schools have been destroyed and our children and families have become homeless. We need to support education because investing in people is the foundation for building nations."
Nearly four years of conflict have spawned the world's worst humanitarian crisis in Yemen.
Tens of thousands have been killed and more than 8 million are facing famine.
An estimated 2.3 million, including one million children, are internally displaced.