Today is Thursday March 20th 2014. Today we all started off our day a bit tired from being at the beach all day yesterday. But, we still got up and were ready to teach. We got in the car and headed to Hector’s house to receive our usual morning greetings! We then headed over to Santa Rosa.
Santa Rosa was an oral school until the 2012-2013 school year. Dr. Rust visited the school for the first time last year. We weren’t sure what to expect at this school, but we went in, as we always do, and managed just fine! The kids were great! They were so warm and receptive to us and the material we were presenting. Who would have thought teaching would be such fun.
Afterwards, we rested a bit and then headed to the National Hombre Museum. After our day of teaching was done we headed back to the hotel to get some rest. We headed over to the National History Museum. I must say was quite interesting! This place is full of history of the original island people who longer exist due to colonization. The original inhabitants of this island were the Taino tribe. The Europeans first visited this island on Christopher Columbus’ first trip west and the island has not been the same ever since.
Afterwards, we headed to the sports complex to visit everyone from the deaf club! As soon as we pulled into the park they spotted us and waved us down! I think that touched all our hearts! We all stayed and talked and played sports for about 4.5 hours! 7pm hit and we were almost on our way out but stayed even longer. 9pm hit and Mark Rust had to get us home! In my opinion today was beautiful! Being at the park was a special moment for everyone. Everyone built a connection with someone in particular. They all made sure we felt comfortable and made sure we were having fun! I felt so welcomed and felt at home. And that’s where our day ends.
- Cinthya Trejo (Towson Student)