Why Nicaragua remains a 3rd World Country
I now know why Nicaragua is a 3rd world country. It´s hot. It´s really really hot and most places don´t have air conditioning. I worked for 5 hours straight today, which is slightly unusual, and I am realllllllllly tired. Like, can barely stay awake tired, but you can´t take a nap. You know why? It´s too hot. Too hot. I think that if first, air conditioners were installed everywhere, then everyone would work longer hours and get more done. Although, do I really want to work more hours? Scratch that last idea. But really, less work here takes more energy.
I finally have a schedule!!! It´s been a month since school started and today I have a permanent schedule. Also, my counterpart and I planned an entire month unit today together. We are doing a unit on story telling and using the simple and progressive past. I think that it should be fun. I am working mostly with the older students at the school which at first was intimidating, but now I really like it. Today, a student asked me about 15 questions in English. And they were good questions too, not just ¨what is your name?¨. It was pretty exciting. So things are going well. I am also starting a new English class today for adults. And the best part about it, it´s in an air conditioned room.
Also Jeff and I went to a birthday party for one of my 14 year old students (in my NGO English classes). It was really fun! We sat around with the men and talked about interesting subjects and they taught us some new Spanish words. We also drank rum with them (obviously because that is what you do here), which makes our Spanish that much better! It was a really great time and we met new friends. I also learned a new icebreaker that I plan on using back home with students.
The first week of April (Semana Santa) Katie, Ben, and Todd are coming to visit us! Katie wanted me to put it out there that if you have anything you would like to pass along to us, she would be happy to bring it for you. You just have to email me or Jeff for her email address/phone number. I´m sure Ben and Todd would love to do the same. 2 weeks later my dad and stepmom come! April is going to be an exciting month filled with travel and vacationing. We are really looking forward to it. We miss everyone and hope you´re all doing well. Also, Congratulations to our friend Kelly who is engaged!!!!!! Felicidades.