Saying Goodbye to my Sixth Graders

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.)

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One thought on “Saying Goodbye to my Sixth Graders”

  1. Who knew that knowing your dog’s name would bring good things! ha.
    What a fun way to end your time with the kids and it sounds like you really made a difference. Very exciting.

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