Sydney Roy … Super teach

Today Sydney Roy created a Bingo game so the students could practice the foods they had learned. First there was a review of the vocabulary. Then the students prepared their bingo sheets. Sydney wrote and said the word in English. When the children won, she would pass to check their answers and then toss them […]

Laundromat & a new second grade teacher

Today we began the day by taking our stinky clothes to the washateria near the hotel.They washed, dried, neatly folded, and packaged our laundry while we went about out planned activities. That is a wonderful service! D’Ambra Kruger taught 4th grade last week and she decided that she would like to teach 2nd grade this […]

Ixchel, goddess of fertility, the rainbow, etc.

On Friday, we visited Isla Mujeres in order to see the site of the worship of the goddess Ixchel, wife of the god of life and learning, Itzamnaaj. This visit was of special interest to Morgan Bailey, whose research paper focuses on rituals; D’Ambra Kruger, who is studying the Mayan gods; and Sydney Roy, who […]

Cooking lunch Mayan style

After visiting Uxmal on Saturday, we had lunch at a typical Mayan restaurant with typical Mayan food. The meat and vegetables were cooked in a hole in the ground all day long. Then the metal lid was removed and the metal cooking box removed. Slowly the banana leaves and other spices were taken out leaving […]

Teacher’s Day, Thursday , May 12

There is no school tomorrow because Mexico is celebrating “Teachers Day”. All of the teachers in Cancun will be treated to a hearty breakfast at the Civic Center and they will receive recognitions of appreciation. It will be a free day for us! So today, the lessons concerned their teachers. In the third grade (Allison […]

Wednesday , May 11 What a group!!

There is only one student who is pursuing a degree in Education, Sydney Roy. She is really in her element as she daily teaches two sections of 6th graders. However, what we have found is that the others are very, very fine teachers also. Here is Bethany Gray with her class outside identifying English words […]

Mothers Day and 2nd day of teach

Today was Mothers Day in Mexico! Our students had a variety of interesting activities concerning the holiday and cleverly taught their lessons in different settings around the school: outside in a sharing circle (Bethany Gray), reciting with the children (Allison Hagar & Morgan Bailey), personally assisting students (D’Ambra Kruger} ), with individual attention (Richael Rood) […]

Leaving For Cancun

This stunning group of women left Wichita, Kansas at noon, Sunday, May 8th (Mothers Day for some). On Monday, May 9, we arrived at the Wichita-Cancun Sister Cities Elementary School to begin a two week service project teaching English to grades 2-6. The welcoming was thrilling as the children held a special ceremony to introduce […]