D’Ambra Kruger: maestra brava y valiente

The first week of our two week teach, D’Ambra taught the 5th graders with Rachael Rood, individually and in small groups. Here she is with part of the class. Then she requested to go to the second grade to teach because we were not able to give them English lessons….very brave and generous. Here she […]

Allison Heger & Morgan Bailey: a perfect team

One thing you can say for sure Morgan and Allison work together as a perfect teaching team! They have their class learning body parts by singing (heads, shoulders, ears, and nose) They move from group to individual activities with great ease. Then back to group repetition, completed with personal help. On one day they helped […]

Bethany Gray…science in Spanish

Also today Bethany taught an amazing lesson on floating/sinking, organic/inorganic, and other associated categories. The children demonstrated their understanding of floating and sinking objects by participating in an experiment outside their classroom. They moved a table out onto the play court and determined the float ability of several objects such as leaves, wood, pop can, […]

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 […]