Getting Excited!

Hello everyone! This is Aimee, part of the science group traveling to the Dominican Republic. As the time draws close to our departure, everything is getting very exciting! Lesson plans are starting to come together, and it looks like some of them are going to be really fun for the kids. We have lessons on plants, dental health, bugs, weather and lots of other fun topics. I’m sure we’ll have plenty to do when we get there! I do worry a little about trying to teach our lessons in Spanish, but I know we’ll be fine with our scripts. Most of us have at least taken Spanish before. Even if everything doesn’t go perfectly (let’s hope they do!) I think even just being there will be fun for them (and us!). I’m really looking forward to meeting the kids and the workers at Caminante. I’ve heard a lot of good things about them. Before this trip, I have had one previous experience teaching children in a foreign country, Tanzania. It was crazy getting there and even though we could barely teach them English (no one spoke English at the orphanage!), we still made great connections with the children and enjoyed our time. Language really wasn’t as much of a barrier as we thought it might be. I’m sure that will happen here too (and I’m sure our lessons plans will go a little more smoothly haha!). I’m sure our nursing and micro-finance groups will be awesome as well!

BTW: Thanks to all those in the science class not going on the trip who have helped us out so so much!   -Aimee

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