Teaching English in Chuisuc

Every Wednesday we go to a small community called Chuisuc.  They have a public school there which, due to funding problems, is only open in the mornings.  The education system here is very interesting.  You'll hear more about it later... but now... let's just focus on the kids.

Since they have to take english classes in junior high (if they can afford to pay tuition... the government only pays for your schooling through 6th grade), they really need a head start.  On Wednesday afternoons, these bright faces come of their own free will to learn from anyone who is willing to spend time with them.  Heck... today... even their TEACHER was in class with us.  We started with the basics... parts of the body, directions, colors, etc.  By the end of class, we had the kids doing the Hokey Pokey, singing Head & Shoulders, Knees & Toes, and even singing a spontaneous song about colors that we made up on the fly.  

In the end, we both got alot out of the experience.  Wednesdays are good days for us volunteers in Guatemala.  Life is good. 

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