I must say I was a little nervous for the lessons. I have a little experience teaching but not much and not with a language barrier. So I prepared my lesson to the best of my ability and prayed that everything would go smoothly. I was not the only one in the classroom who was anxious about the lesson. When the kids were told that I was their conversation teacher and I only spoke English, their eyes widened, mouths dropped, and what I took as 'oh my's' echoed the room. They showed what I was feeling inside. This also was a bit of a relief and made me laugh (on the inside). Thankful each class had at least one student who could translate for students and was a great help. After four lessons of 45 min teach I was exhausted. So, props to you teachers! On thursday I have three more lessons with middle school aged kids.
Thank you for all your prayers and support! I feel it. God is teaching me a lot. He has given my courage to walk into those classrooms and act like I know what I am doing. :)
Front of the School
Play area in the back of the school