The Macarenca and Millipede's
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I taught my second lesson today, I felt like it went much better than the 1st. I taught them some vocabulary words that went along with the story yesterday. I tried explaining the meanings more and using much more actions and pictures. I noticed when I graded their papers, they were getting many of the answers correct so I am a little more relieved. My teacher wasn’t there today so I a little nervous in that I had little guidance! But I made it ;)
During the students break they love watching us "perform" haha we do over and over the Macarena, hokey pokey, itsy bitsy spider, etc they just laugh and laugh. It’s the best. We decided to split the students into small groups and come with each of us to actually teach them the dances/songs. That was so much fun. They learned them quickly and now like to perform them for us all the time! They then sang us the Tanzania national anthem. It was so beautiful! And with the kids singing it… so adorable!! I am going to record it one day so I can show it and have it forever. So amazing. They also love high fives, we do them when they have to go back to class, so we are all swarmed with high fives and the kids saying “BYEEEEE” I love it. The rest of the afternoon I graded papers and observed.
On the way home, we saw some BABY COWS! They were so cute, just sitting here, eating their grass. Got some pics.. PROMISE they are on their way (THIS WEEKEND!)
After class here, we all decided to jump off of the “jedi” or pier that goes over the ocean, and that was a lot of fun. The ocean is the perfect temperature here, so it’s really nice to swim in!
Story of the night: My least favorite bug you ask? MILLIPEDE’s. eww. Guess what is very common in Africa? MILLIPEDE’s. They are everywhere here, they are really long and black with red legs. So, we were sitting around a table doing homework and just talking and having a good time. I jokingly say “guys, I think there is a little bug on my neck, it feels ticklish!” They all look at my neck in horror. Yep, you guessed it MILLIPEDE! They all jump away from the table and I’m just like, “SOMEONE HELP ME!!” finally one of the boys smacks it off with a notebook. And I have a mini panic attack. But everyone survived, including the millipede. Gross. (I have a picture of the actual millipede too… get excited for that)
Dinner was also an adventure! They brought us a big platter of seafood. I am happy to say I tried everything on it. Which included: Kalamari “crispy”, Kalamari “fresh”, a type of meaty fish, I think it was king fish andddd… OCTOPUS! Haha I actually liked the crispy kalamari, kingfish and the octopus. No joke, it was good, it tasted basically like chicken and was kind of spicy! Fresh kalamari was a texture thing..
Finally, time for bed!! To get up and do it all again. YAY! So so incredible here. I want to take a piece home for everyone else to experience too!!
LOVE YOU ALL