Sunday, January 23, 2011
Monday and Tuesday
For the next twenty minutes, we incessantly played jump rope, while Daniel played soccer with some of the boys. The yard behind the school is covered in short yellow grass, and with the four o’clock sun and the piles of rocks, it looks very post-apocalyptic. When we couldn’t count to seventeen anymore, it was 4:20, and time for class to resume. We took the little ones to the dead-end street that the school is on, and chalked it up for the next thirty minutes. The children traced Daniel and me, each other, and drew and wrote various other things. When the kids lost interest, we took them back inside, sat on the floor, and sang a word-less Nature Camp song, Dum-Dum-Dada, which is active and predictable. The kids took well to the game, and we played for a while. We ended the day with Duck-Duck-Goose, always a favorite.
Tuesday went much the same; I took class in the morning, and Daniel and I taught the little ones again. We were told to do more teaching, so we gave the kids a letter-writing worksheet, which they excitedly filled out, and we had them run from letter to letter written in the street in chalk, which they really enjoyed. We played more games, drew a lot, and played more Dum-dum-dada.
After class, we stayed at El Nahual and watched Todo Sobre Mi Madre, an amazing Spanish film. After dinner, I spent some time at the internet café, and then went home, ate dinner, did my homework, and slept.