Today was another busy day with 4 hours of Spanish school, a visit to our partner school, and a late lunch at a restaurant at which we were able to view the second Chile World Cup game. Chile won the game, which was very exciting for the people here, and interesting for us to see. We are learning more and more how important the Copa del Mundo is here in Chile. All day long, we hear the people chanting “Chi…Chi…Chi…le…le…le…Viva Chile!” We have learned to join in the excitement!
Although the game was very exciting, I think we would all agree the highlight of the day was meeting the teachers and children at our partner school. Next week, we will be spending every day at the school which will be great. The teachers and the principal were all so welcoming, and the children at the school seemed happy to meet us. I was excited to learn that the school is just starting to include students with disabilities, and is interested in learning how to best meet their needs. I am looking forward to meeting with the teachers and the person leading their “special education” program next week to talk about this.
Tonight, at 11:00, the students are going to a club for a party with other students from our Spanish school. It should be a great time for them to interact with the friends they’ve made from all over the world! We will see if Dr. del Prado and I decide to join them!