After a weekend of colorful celebration here in Xela, students and volunteers alike headed back to school this week. I was lucky enough to tag along and have my first experience in the classroom. Having done so, I have to say that I have a new found respect for teachers everywhere, and specifically for our fabulous volunteers here at Manos de Colores!! It was such a treat to watch as their fun and engaging lesson plans led to students competitively forming teams and shouting out the approriate color, number, or pronoun with great enthusiasm and even laughter!
As many of our classes have been moving rapidly through the first units of the english curriculum, it was time for some classes to take the first ¨test.¨ We were all so excited when one of our volunteers presented here class´scores. Some reached %100!. I just want to say thank you to all of the volunteers who are so dedicated and so creative in and outside of the classroom. I hope you all have a great weekend, and keep up the great work!