End of a Quarter

 

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It is summertime here and that means it is appropriate to teach a little “Can Jam”.  Some were more enthusiastic than others with a new game.

We continue to plug away at school with two new classes of students.  It is different than last year.  We knew this going in.  We knew there would be differences, but they are hitting me more with each passing week.  The students are different from different backgrounds, different personalities and different abilities.  This means that our challenges are different to educate them and guide them as well.  Here are some snapshots of different days at the school.

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At the end of the first week of exams, we did some Team Building time with the students all combined.  I especially like doing things like this because it builds unity and trust and acceptance within the students.  Mixing the groups allowed our older students to serve as models and leaders in the groups as well.

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In Guatemala it is custom to throw trash in the roads and along the streets.  All of the schools gathered together to collect trash one morning.  Here we are enjoying our time to the fullest!

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The mile run…. it is greeted with the same amount of joy here as it is in the states!  One disadvantage is – right now it is hot and sunny always!

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March Birthdays!  Many of the students don’t celebrate their birthdays at home or with their families.  Their 15th birthday is celebrated, but the other ones are often forgotten.  We try to celebrate each month together as an opportunity to spread some cheer and love.  With more students means more celebrations!

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