Devin, Addie, Mike, and Stef created a pretend hike in an effort to get their students prepared for the hike that would take place at the end of the trip. They also covered water cycles and introduced vocabulary so their students could talk about different climates, ecotourism, cloudforests, and diverse habitats.
Mason, Louisa, Caitlin, and I used stories about cleaning up rivers to test student’s vocabulary, introduced them to the bugs that they may see on the walk, reviewed location words, and had them create simple sentences using the vocabulary on the senses that they learned yesterday. Planning new and different games for them to learn and review is certainly challenging but seeing them have so much fun while learning is more than worth it!
After a long day of planning and teaching we got to drink some fresh guanaba juice. It is very delicious, slightly sour and tangy, the fruit is also sometimes known in english as soursop, but it tastes way better than it’s name! The fruit that they used to make the guanabana juice was right out in the backyard, next to the green mango tree a momma sloth and it’s baby liked to hang out in. Sloths are the coolest! Two of our teams definitely agreed, as they named themselves after the adorable fuzzy friends that week.
The moral of today was: It was really hot in costa rica today but it still managed to be the coolest place to teach!