This weekend we hosted an event at the school called Feria del Libro.
This event gave the parents an opportunity to see what their children have been learning in school. On Friday, my role was to assist with set-up of the 3rd grade aquarium. The kids in that grade have been learning all about marine life.We also showcased a few crafts done in art class and organized craft projects for the kids.These penguins were made using recycled bottles.For the craft session, the kids made paper lampshades. I thought they were SO COOL, so I had to make one too. 😀They sold a few Mexican dishes during the event, like tamales oaxaqueños and champurrado. Oaxacan tamales are made using corn dough, lard and chicken mole. Champurrado is a thick chocolate corn drink.I struggled a bit during the parent’s weekend, since I still have some trouble communicating with everyone in Spanish. Overall, I was able to introduce myself to everyone and keep my conversations short and sweet. 🙂
At the end of the night, the dance class performed a routine for the school. I could NOT believe the song they chose for the children’s dance routine. The teacher was Spanish and I am almost POSITIVE she didn’t understand the meaning of the lyrics. It was SUCH a dirty song. Gahh! Everyone was clapping along and smiling, and I was the lonely English-speaking gringo standing there with a shocked look on her face. Hah. Oh well! I just have to shake my head and laugh sometimes.
Then on Saturday, my role was to help set-up for the 2nd grade moon landing.The boys dressed up like astronauts and the girls dressed up like stars for their presentation. So adorable!Lastly, my kids presented their play. Our play’s narrator made this director’s cut using wood and paint. So clever!They were SUPER nervous beforehand, but they did a fantastic job!
The few people that understood English thought the play was extremely interesting, humorous and informative. The disappointing part is that many people don’t understand English.
Oh well! The kids learned a lot about culture and also about how to work together. For those reasons, the project was a success. 🙂After an exhausting weekend, I didn’t have the energy to go exploring. Laundry and grocery shopping were the most exciting things on my agenda. Hah.
I did have a chance to start planning out some future expeditions. During my search, I used the site Airbnb to look for accommodation. They advertise cheap hostels and rooms with locals of the area.
I thought it was comical when I decided to look for Airbnb accommodation back home in the US. Look what I stumbled upon. 🙂Good ol’ Glidden, Wisconsin! 😀
Anyway, hope you all enjoyed your weekend. Another exciting win for the Packers. Woo hoo! Good night and until next time. 😀