Yesterday I said goodbye to the 31 sixth graders I’ve been teaching for the last three months. It was hard for me to leave the school knowing there is very little chance I will be back again.
We had a good time celebrating all that we had learned over our months together. I was thrilled to see that all of them remembered how to introduce themselves to the friend I brought with me without any prompting from me! They each stood up and proudly said, “My name is _____.” It took me so much effort to get them to speak English at the beginning (especially to speak English in more than a whisper!) Then I shared some gingerbread cookies and talked a little about the tradition of decorating gingerbread men for Christmas. We ended the class period by singing “Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes”, doing the “Hokey-Pokey” and playing “Duck, Duck, Goose!” It was a lot of fun! Man I’m going to miss those goofballs!
I will post a few pictures (password protected because I don’t know what the privacy policies are in Nicaragua–though I kind of doubt they exist–just to be on the safe side. If you know me, then you can see them. The password is my dog’s name.)