Yesterday I went to the American School to assist in an English lab assignment for a class of seventh grade students. Volunteering for these types of sessions is something I always enjoy. No matter the age of the students, I feel rewarded for the time I get to spend with them. All of the students had prepared questions to ask, such as , “What is your favorite color?” or “Do you like the culture of Panama?”.
Here is a photo of the first group I met with.
The majority of the students in this class had a good grasp on English. Even when it was coming from one of a Texas origin. The bright smiles of all the students seem to brighten my day.
This was the second set of students. The young man on the left asked a very interesting question. I have had students ask me if I had a girl friend, but this student ask if I was in a relationship. I told him I was in a relationship and asked him if he was in a relationship. He became so embarrassed that he had to leave the group for a couple minutes.
This was the third and last group.
What a delightful bunch of kids. This afternoon, I am going back again to visit with some sixth grade students.
UPDATE Day 2: Today, I visited with sixth grade students. In today’s exercises we had 5 English Speakers and Patricia spread the groups throughout the School yard. Two groups were in the cafeteria, two were in the courtyard areas and one group was in the classroom.
Here was my first group in the cafeteria. They were a very interactive group.
My second group was in the classroom. This group was all boys.
My last group was all girls and was in the courtyard.
Time ran out and we returned to the classroom for some refreshments and I too a group photo minus one student.
Another day well spent. More events such as this will happen in the future incase you want to participate.