September 13-17, 2010: Jamaica Classes
This week proved to be an exciting week of education coupled with a fun learning environment. The students learned about Jamaican Health and Nutrition, Jamaican History, Jamaican Culture, Reggae Music and had time for quizzes over books and lectures as well. Our guest educators were a delight to have. They brought a wealth of knowledge.
Our weekdays consist of morning classes from 9:30-12:00. We have students learning American Sign Language (ASL), Jamaican Sign Language (JSL), and Interpreting. We break for lunch from 12:00-1:30 daily. The students walk to town for lunch on their own. On days when it is raining, we have a few students go get lunch for everyone in a taxi. Afternoon classes resume at 1:30, and the classes end around 3:30 or 4:00. The afternoon sessions feature local guest educators on a variety of topics. Each Wednesday we have "Goshen House," which is a day spent at the apartment with the Program Director and his family, or a field trip day.