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Education is a social process. Education is growth. Education is not a preparation for life; education is life itself.

~ John Dewey

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Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Playschool Day 1

Today we started playschool. We arrived around 9:40 and talked to the teacher before playing with the children and organizing them in a line to head to class. (Some days we will have to be there at 8:00 and others we will have to stay late an hour- due to the rotation of the other teaching assistants). We also have up to 5 hours a week of extra work/planning to help our teacher and two classes that are an hour and a half long during which we learn a little about the theory of learning a second language and we talk about our experiences at playschool in a mix of English and Spanish.

Right now (and we hope it will stay this way) Haley and I are working with a class of 6-7 year olds. They have different levels of English and we are supposed to only talk in English to help with the language immersion process. Each week has a theme and so far we have helped with words about summer and making some suns with plates, cut out hands, and paint. It was a good day and we enjoyed getting to know our students- and I think that they enjoyed playing red light green light blue light yellow light with us and learning their colors. It really is a mix of school where they learn vocabulary and play a lot so it should be exciting and different each day. We are looking forward to tomorrow. :)

note: Today we got asked by a man on the street at Starbucks if we could tutor him in English via Skype which was strange. We said we didn't have skype...And our Senora said not to friend him on Facebook jaja.

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