Sunday, October 11, 2009

Meet my students!

I’ve been teaching at St. Kizito Primary School for about a month now, and I absolutely love my work! As you can see from these pictures, my students are always smiling, enthusiastic, and ready to work hard at whatever we do each day. I am working as an assistant to the nursery class all day on Mondays because they have about 40 children under 5 years, and none of them speak English other than “How are you?” They are adorable, though, and love to ask the “muzungu” for help. Tuesday through Thursday I work after school with two grade levels each day. The younger children didn’t understand my English at all when I started, but I think we are making progress. I’ve been focusing mainly on English listening skills, vocabulary building games, and other such activities. For the first time, this week I was able to work with the oldest students without another teacher present to translate. My work is not without its challenges - I have about 40 students a day and limited supplies, but their enthusiasm and work ethic make up for the difficulties. Thanks for all your support!