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First Day of School

Today was the first day of school and it was more similar to a classroom in Kentucky than I had expected. The teacher uses objectives and learning targets on the board just like we do, and had the exact same learning chart that Ockerman Elementary uses! I couldn't believe it when she told a few students to "clip up" because they had been working together.

The school itself is in the most beautiful location. You can see over the tops of the trees and see the mountains from certain spots. There is a greenhouse and a garden with nature trails that the students are responsible for cleaning up once a week during class time. Manual labor during school hours! I wonder how my students back home would feel about that? :]

These next seven weeks will be an adventure, I'm sure of it. It will be difficult at times, but I think it will make me a more versatile and diverse teacher which will in turn impact my students in a positive way. I hope all my teacher friends are doing well in their student teaching back home and abroad!


Posted by graceeppley 16:25 Archived in Costa Rica

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Pura vida Amiga!! Just wait until a nice clear day and you can see the gulf of Nicoya from the porch of the admin building. I hope your experience is more than you could ever hope for. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Have fun and learn lots!!

by Glen

Wow! I'm jealous of these kids....I wish my elementary school looked like this! You're gonna have a blast!!

by Julia

I wish they were all like this too, Julia! Thanks Glen, I am definitely learning a lot.

by graceeppley

Awesome reading your blog Grace! I loved seeing that that chart, you can really see the comparison to school here.
I can't wait to read more blogs from you! Hope you are having an amazing time and do become a more diverse teacher from this experience.

by Meredith

Thanks Mer! Yeah feel free to message me on Facebook anytime :] How is Ockerman treating you? I really miss that place. I hope you are getting excited about student teaching as well!

by graceeppley

Love the photos. I hope that the earthquake did not damage the school.
It's good that you're into a routine now. Have fun. Love you

by dad

Thanks dad. The routine is definitely helping. Love and miss you and Susan

by graceeppley

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