Sunday, 20 July 2014

Guatemala - July 20th

It has been another busy week here! I finally feel like I am beginning to figure some stuff out and build relationships with all of these awesome kids and my time here is almost at an end!  How is that even fair :(

Without focusing on the unfairness of it all, this week was really great :)  I taught the Nutrition section of my four week 'healthy living' course that I have been doing at youth group in the villages and I think that it was the best yet!  I think that is partly due to the fact that I know the kids a little better now and partly due to the fact that my Spanish has improved a bit since I first got here :)

I also did my first full week of teaching at CETEDI which was definitely not without its struggles but rewarding at the same time as I get to know the kids and see them improve :)

On Sunday I finally got to see a real market day here in Sumpango which is crazy and so much fun!

One of the games for my Nutrition course was Pictionary where all the kids had to draw a food and then we would talk about if that food was healthy or not and why... It was a big hit and everyone got really into it.  Some of these kids are competitive!

I also met this little sweetheart at one of the villages...  Can you feel the cuteness!?!

In Santa Marta we introduced Russian Soccer which is soccer with three balls that all have different rules (girls only, boys only, hands only, etc.) It was a big hit!

On Thursday my grade 4-6 English class moved outside...  The view was pretty great :)

They all picked me flowers...

And what boy doesn't like running around outside :)

Everyday at recess there is a giant soccer game in the courtyard...  It can get pretty intense!

I also taught a hybrid nutrition/hygiene talk at the school on Friday... Amoeba was a hit :)

After class on Friday some of the kids walked me home... I cannot get over the sky here!

And on Saturday (yesterday) we went to the beach passing several volcanos on the way...  This one is Agua which is dormant

And this is Fuego which is not.  The pink that you can see there is cooling rock!

The beach was pretty epic and I only got a little sunburn :)

Life is rough...

It was very interesting to see the change in landscape as we dropped 6500ft in only two hours!

It was like being transported from BC to Florida.

This morning I had a lesson planning/chillout session on the roof as I prepare for another week of teaching and fun!

And that is it for now!  It feels completely surreal that this is my last week here and that I have been here for close to a month now... In some ways it feels like I have been here forever but I mostly feel like I have just started my adventure...  I am trying to savour each moment as I look forward to the new adventures that this week will bring.

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