A little fiefdom

I love all my classes and my students but there are some challenges…

On Saturday I teach the seventh grade for an hour sometimes two. Usually Sr. Mary Merci is there as well because she teaches Computer Science afterwards. Last week I was all by myself and they definitely took advantage of the situation- talking, eating, moving around. After twenty minutes, I just dismissed them all and told them when they wanted to learn and respect their teacher they could come back. Well, Sr. Danielle was not very happy to say the least with their behavior and made them come up to me one by one and apologize and also write a letter in French and English. The letters were pretty funny though because they don’t have a big enough vocabulary yet so most of them read like this, ” I am Peiti Nord. I’ am from Ouanaminthe. Excusez me teacher. Je suis desolee” We’ll see how class goes tomorrow. I’m going to try Mrs. Anthony’s method (my fourth grade teacher) – the best student in the class gets to wear a crown and has some special priveleges- monarchies aren’t always a bad thing.

About biffy317

This blog is about my year in Haiti. I came here not speaking the language, not having a clear idea of what I will be doing to a small, impoverished country in the middle of a crisis. Haitians have A LOT of sayings and one of them is Piti gren fe gro pie bwa, which means a little seed makes a big tree. I hope that my time here will be fruitful and also to participate and observe as Haiti grows and flourishes as well. Seeds need a lot of time, a good foundation, and help from others to grow.
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