June 1st, 2011
Today was relatively uneventful. We had class in the morning at El Sol and then in the afternoon we went to FAP as usual. At FAP we have been working on teaching the kids about America shopping. I really enjoyed the class I worked with today because they were so enthusiastic and excited to participate. Today my group worked on teaching the kids commonly used phrases that Americans use when shopping. These included phrases to use when you need a dressing room, a different size, and other things in a polite manner. After covering a lot of shopping terminology, the teacher of the class seized the opportunity to ask us to teach his students about Halloween in America. He said that they know of Halloween and have traditions in Peru as well, but the kids were interested in how we celebrate it in America. The kids loved hearing about jack-o-lanterns and I described how we carve the pumpkins and put candles inside them and then place the pumpkins in front of our houses for decoration on the night of trick-or-treating. The kids at FAP loved this and said they had never seen a real jack-o-lantern, only fake ones.
After FAP some people stayed to play baseball but I have been so tired, so I opted to grab a taxi back home to Jose Pardo. I’m relaxing a little, doing a little blogging, and then heading over to Scott’s house to hang out on the roof deck, our new favorite place in Lima.