Colombia – Day 3

Another day conquering the hearts of little ones and continuing to be a force at Summit Elementary! We have thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to help kids and make an impact locally; right here in our own backyard (Summit is less than a mile from HP!)

Today, we kept working in the library sorting and putting books away. It was also part II of picture day at the school so we helped the little ones keep occupied while waiting their turn patiently. Many of the students know us by our name now and have been so sweet telling us they miss us and can’t wait to see us at lunch.

We also, continued helping in the classrooms. Gavin guided students in a letter game. Being a teacher aide is hard work. They oversee so many kids while still needing to make copies, hang up bulletins, cut out items; it’s a lot work and we all have a greater appreciation for what teachers do!

And lastly, we tackled the lunchroom again, where we continue to be a HUGE hit not only for the staff who have to do this every day for the kids as well. They play games with us and Ariel has been a student favorite teaching the “Boom, Boom Snap” hand game to many excited kids! They love raising their hands and when asked what we can help them with (if they need a napkin, spoon, etc.) they say um, nothing! Laugh and then give us a huge smile. They have definitely opened up a lot to us and shown us a lot of love.

It’s hard to believe tomorrow is our last day!