Damien House

  Because today we don’t need to leave for the school until 1 pm, our group had the option of sleeping in, visiting Damien House again, or visiting Fundación Cariño, the center for malnourished children, again. I went to Damien…

It Feels Like Home to Me

Well I am at our Hostel by myself today, as the others have gone out to do more wonderful community work! I chose to stay behind and catch up on some rest! What a whirlwind it has been this week….

Day 4 at the School and Las Peñas

Today things at the school went much better and felt less hectic. I was paired with Jenny, and together we taught the song Down By the Bay and did some team word games. We wrote the words to Down by…

Day 3 at the School – Phys Ed Group

So today was the last morning that we were able to spend at the school and honestly it is a bittersweet feeling. On one hand it will be great to meet the kids that get to come in the afternoon…

International Incident…

Today I made a mistake… It all started off as I was teaching a class at the school, we were playing duck duck goose, however, since we didnt know any spanish animal names except chancho y pollo (Chancho means pig,…

Day 2 at the School – English and Meeting President Rafael Correa

Today I was paired with Chelsea to teach the English classes. They went quite well and we were both pleased with how our activities worked out. We started most classes out by teaching the song Head and Shoulders, Knees and…

Day 2- Phys Ed group and Meeting El Presidente

The second day went even better than yesterday; our level of spanish keeps improving with each day and our teaching lessons are way easier for the children to understand which makes us all feel a lot more comfortable with everything….

Day 1 at the School – English

Today was the first day of us working in the school teaching. There are four of us, including myself, who are teaching English. Everyone else is working with the students on Phys-Ed. I was up at 4:50 AM to take…

Day 2 at the school- Phys Ed group and Meeting President