Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Aqui estoy ... con ninos

Today I spent another fun afternoon at Deporte y Vida :)
Only drew a frog today. And worked with English homework, math and science.

I am still having trouble teaching math in Spanish. Today it was solving for x. The problems were pretty easy but I had difficulty explaining the concept of sides of the equation, getting all the x's on one side to solve it, and having to do the same thing to both sides of an equation. And then we ran out of time :( That's never a good feeling. I think he was just starting to get it, so hopefully he at least learned something.

English work from today, picture and word association. Pretty average basic verbs...jump, run, swim, etc... And then there's Milkshake. Capitalized even. Who decided that was an important basic vocabulary word to add to a batch of verbs? Strange. (And don't even ask about the run picture)

Escaping at the end is an obstacle course in itself. First who must kiss on the cheek everyone in your path and all the ninos who run toward you. Then you must assure the ninos that you will be back again soon and extricate yourself from their grasp. Then attempt to actually get into the taxi and close the door without them following you in or getting their fingers caught. And then wave as they run after you as below. (Please note the excited face and finger marks on the window)
Such wonderful ninos :)
Hasta la proxima

PS: In 48 hours, I will be in CUZCO! But I'm not excited or anything ;)

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