Saturday, April 16, 2011

Play time at school

Friday, 4-15-11

At the boy’s school where I teach the kids have five periods throughout the morning. Each period is 45 minutes long with school starting at 7:30 and going until 12:00. In between each period is a 10 minute recreo (break or recess) with the exception of one 15 minute recreo. During this time the kids leave the classroom to play. They play soccer, run around like crazy, talk, yell, scream, climb things, jump off things, play fight, wrestle, eat snacks, etc. All of these things are perfectly acceptable. It took me a while to get used to the way the kids played because they are so rough with each other. Occasionally someone will get hurt but they normally just shake it off and keep going. I’m usually able to get my camera out and take a few pictures before the kids notice what I’m doing. After they see the camera they like to pose for pictures and look at the pictures afterward. Below are some pictures taken during recreo.



A soocer game getting started


Cartwheels down the steps


Food time


Playing around


Hola!


Just finished some food


Down on the ground


Getting a drink


Playing some futbol


They've seen the camera


A hug/squeeze


Not sure what this was about


More water


More flips off the stairs


I love his shirt:
"This is what a ladies man looks like"
(I'm sure his family has no clue what is says)


Bunny ears


Playing with the grate


Just talking


Squishing another kid


They found something to play with


We do fun things in class too
Here, they're making letters with their bodies
We continue to work on pronunciation of the letters


The letter "I"!!!



1 comment:

Matt said...

Glad to see that the kids have fun at school. I like the picture of the kid doing a flip off the stairs.