We had a full week of classes and wrapped up several large academic pieces to the term. Friday evening students hosted their families for a program and goodbye party.
Monday we began a full week of morning spanish classes.
Students at Lunch Monday
Wednesday students preparing to leave the foundation for Casa Goshen neighborhood
Celeste, Carissa and Anna.
Casa Goshen weekly check-in / reflection time. This week we spent some time sharing with students much anticipated news about their upcoming service placements, and we planned our program for Friday.
Breaktime during spanish class
The blondies…. missing Skylar 🙂
Thursday afternoon students concentrating on their in-class essay for Global Topics class.
Anna, Richard, Skylar and Alexa presenting their spanish class’ final project Friday morning.
Simon, Sasha, Claire, Erica and Celeste presenting their debate, which is better: summer or winter? (in spanish of course!)
Friday evening program schedule
Friday afternoon Nina arranging flowers for the party.
Anna and other families
Sklyar and host family with Andrew and Richard talking in the background.
Carissa, Sasha and family picking the perfect piece!
Claire and Erica
Klever helped serve drinks, juice, coffee and hot chocolate
Jackson, Andrew, Carissa, Carolina and Sophia performing their spanish final project, a skit about a Quito legend
Carissa and Carolina playing their roles
Every student shared a few words of appreciation for their families. Maybe even without exactly knowing how to say what they intended, it was a very meaningful time. Students later distributed thank-you baskets to their families and their families were able to share words of appreciation with the students individually.
Skylar and Andrew delivering their notes and baskets to their host families.
Jackson with his host family
Sophia with her host family
Erica and Carissa with families
Anna with Profe María Teresa
Our three spanish teachers, María Teresa, Silvia and Loli
No one saw it but us! Here is Simon happily dancing with his host mother after all the guests had left 🙂
Last night (Saturday) we arrived here to Hostal Pakay in Tena, Napo province, enjoyed our first hot and humid amazon rainforest night. We’ll be in Tena for several days and then head to Baños on Wednesday. Regresaremos a Quito el día de viernes and send students out to their individual service placements on Saturday Feb 26th!