We woke up early for a 7:00am breakfast and were greeted with this beautiful sunrise. Time in the Dominican Republic is currently one hour ahead of New Hampton because they do not use daylight savings time, so the sun comes up a little late but also sets later.
On the drive to Abreu we were able to listen to a hit Dominican sing about Chuck Norris. Once at the school, some began to prep the wall for our murals, while another group entered a high school classroom to teach three ESL classes.
|The mural artist Juan transfers a drawing by Johanna |
and Dempsey that will be painted by NHS students
|David, Molly, Mingyu and Claudia teach an English |
language class about sports to Juniors
|David and Mingyu add some Chinese lessons at the end of |
the class. #trilingual
Dempsey and Mrs. Arsenault make bracelets with
|Dori hits the volleyball during high school students break. |
They have a break built into their schedule, just like NHS,
but instead of the country store, local vendors sell empanadas.
Johanna, Elizabeth, and Connor work on the mural.
Reflection occurs after dinner each night when students are given time to put their day into context. We had a great day of student engagement, and we are all looking forward to returning to the school tomorrow.