Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Nuts and Bolts - Part II

Even though I only survived one of the two weeks of environmental education, it wasn't all bad. Having 100 students in the morning class and 60 in the afternoon class was a bit overwhelming, especially considering their ages (anywhere from 2-3 year olds up to maybe 10-11 year olds). At some point during the outdoor instruction some of the boys started peeing in the schoolyard and the boisterous noise and energy from the kids got me a little frazzled at times. That said, the kids were so excited that we were there. We were teaching them about the food chain, composting and gardening. They all wanted to help and tried hard to understand my limited Malagasy language skills. We played some games and had the kids get their hands dirty planting a school garden. In all it ended up being a pretty good week. Enjoy!

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