Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Day 11? I really have no idea now

(This picture is me telling the Bible story to the 1st grade class)

I guess it is a good thing that I don't know how many days I have been here. It is going to feel very strange and sad to leave. But enough thinking about that.

Guess what I did today!!??!! I was a substitute teacher!! I was really excited. I taught 5th grade math. Lesson plans and all. Well I didn't really do the lesson plans, but I followed them. :o) I am really excited. But after today I have confirmed that I do not want to teach the 5th grade. It was hard because they wouldn't stop talking and pay attention. But I still like it. I know that I want to teach. Soon hopefully. So that was the highlight of my day.

(La Molina Christian School - where I have been spending my days here in Peru)

Yesterday we were able to get a tour of a Christian Deaf School. It was really neat. The Lord has really blessed thier ministry. I think that they are going to be building a bigger auditorium soon to fit all the people who attend on Sundays. It was great to see that ministry.

Hmmm let's see what else can I say. Tonight I learned to wrap presents the Peruvian way. That was pretty cool. And umm I really have nothing else to say tonight except for... good night. :o)


Megan C. said...

Jamie, it was exciting to read your blog. What a great experience! As far as your experience with 5th grade, let me confirm that they can be a GREAT age group to work with. You're welcome to visit my class any time you'd like. The older kids can be challenged to think and respond, debate etc. so much more than the younger kids can. Yes, they like to talk...but so do many of the primary grades as well. As a teacher, it is our responsiblity to train the students how to respond appropriately. I'm sure you'll be a great teacher someday! Keep working towards it!

Jillian said...

Jamie, it's awesome to read all about what you've been doing in Peru! I've been praying for you and I can't wait to hear about it. I miss you and our after-HEL lunches!