Saturday, July 29, 2006
Last Day with Students
Today will be the last day I see most of my students for a while. They gave me a surprise “despedida”, kind of a going away party, at my student Diana’s house. It was great to spend the day together since I won't be seeing them for a year. We also decided as a group that we like working together, so . . . Since I’m going to begin teaching in at DeBurgos Elementary School in Philly again in September, I thought it would be great to start a distance learning program between these guys and some of my DeBurgos kids. We talked a lot about the things they would like to learn about people from another culture like the US and figured out how they were going to get Internet access. For now, we are going to try to work out a deal with a business in the neighborhood that offers Internet access and try to get a discount. Eventually, I hope to get a computer for them as well as Internet service to make things easier. I still have to develop a curriculum involving this project, as well as get the whole idea approved by my principal, but I think it would be a great experience for everyone, including myself. Above are some picts of of the students taken by my star pupil (and Jesus look-alike) Yesid.