18 Marzo 2014

Today was a day to remember. It didn’t start off as early as Consuelo but still we began early. We all piled into the van and set off for Hector’s (AKA my love) house. Then, once in his safe driving hands (no disrespect to Dr. Rust) we set way for Sabana Perdida. From the ride to the school you could see that this would an area where children arrive to school with the most need.

Another group of our students at Sabana Perdida. We had a blast with them.

Another group of our students at Sabana Perdida. We had a blast with them.

Once we arrived I was surprised on how small the school really was. Juana was already there and running around introducing us to the people that worked at the school and helping set up our instructional area for the day. We were in a small room. Once again, each group gravitated to a different part of the room staking a claim to an area for the lesson. This didn’t take as long as I thought because we were all pretty efficient from seeing what work and didn’t work from the day before at Consuelo. The school treated us to breakfast, amazing eggs and orange juice. From there we began our first lesson.

Group photo of one of our groups of students at Sabana Perdida

Group photo of one of our groups of students at Sabana Perdida

Compared to the day before I think we could all agree that teaching at Sabana Perdida was easier then the day before. We knew what work and didn’t. We had more of a feel for teaching our material and how to get our points across. The kids were just amazing. All the different age groups were excited to have us there and wanted to learn. I think I speak for all of us when I say I enjoyed the older group the most. Compared to the group at Consuelo, they were more advance with there vocabulary and signing skills. We would get through the lesson and have about 5 minutes left at the end of the lesson. We used this time to talk with and get to know the students and they wanted to get to know us. I met a student who became my good friend, Bernardo. He, like most of the kids at Sabana Perdida, was such an open and friendly person. Lena met her future husband (don’t worry Lena I wont put his name) and we all met people and made memories that we would remember for a lifetime.

– Chris Jones

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