This week in camp we focused on animals, the places they live and other related vocabulary. We also talked a lot about pronouns. It was great to see how many of the students were using the following pronouns correctly by the end of the week: he, she, it, I, and, they. We used some dialogue to practice English pronunciation. Additionally, the students in the oldest group stood up in front of the class and were able to introduce themselves in English.
Also, we were excited to welcome a new volunteer to camp this week, Elba. Elba suggested we work a little on empowering the students by teaching them phrases like, “I am intelligent,” “I am strong,” “I can change my stars.” It was so exciting to see, on Wednesday, the youngest groups of students shouting these empowering statements really loud (the entire neighborhood could probably hear them).
We want these beautiful children to know that they are smart and capable enough to change their stars. I think we all concluded that, the children need know where they came from and what a strong group people, in order to go even further in making something for themselves. So some of the class time has been used to teach such moving Haitian history.
We are all looking forward to welcoming EM and Jamira to camp next week and seeing what amazing things the students learn this upcoming week!