|The front building of the school where preschool and Kindergarten 1-3 are taught|
|The elementary building where I teach|
|The back of the elementary building and the back up water tanks. To the left is the building where I live.|
|Left to right: My bedroom door, the shared sinks (used for washing dishes, faces, hands and teeth) and the hallway to the bathrooms.|
|Our room, the shared eating/kitchen area, then the volunteers' room. Our biked on the left.|
|The back part of the property where the grounds keeper lives. Eventually more buildings will go up back here (to the left)|
|In our room|
|In our room|
My family spend the day in my classroom with the kids! The kids have been so excited to meet them. Bryce talked to them about hiking and the Grand Canyon. My dad talked to them about flying an airplane. My mom and Annie brought my guitar over and sang with them. Welsey spoke in Spanish for them and talked about healthy and unhealthy foods. The kids asked questions. We even dances with them while teaching them "Once There Was a Snowman". The kids loved it! I loved having a change in the normal teaching routine. And I think my family liked it too.
|Annie, mom, me, dad, Wesley, Sun, Yipso, Basia, Tiger, MooPhee|
|Lining up to come into class|
|Teaching "Once There Was a Snowman"|
|My mom brought Jelly Bellies for the kids to try. They each got 5 and tried to guess the flavors.|
|My dad talking about why planes fly.|
|Bryce talking about hiking and the Grand Canyon.|
For the last 10 minutes with 3rd grade we split up. Dad and Wesley went outside to ply soccer and football. Annie, my mom and I stayed inside and played songs and sang. The kids picked where they wanted to go. the boys + Mhew went outside, the rest of the girls stayed inside.
|The girls who stayed in to sing with us: Jean, Praewa, Yada, Sydney, Lin, Ioon.|
Tang and Ake took us all to lunch for Pad Thai. There is this little hole in the wall restaurant that serves really good Pad Thai. We ate and my family and my Thai work family got to know each other.
We went to the crocodile park. We saw the live crocodiles in the crocodile pit as well as the ostriches and the humongous crock.
|Posed and a little blurry|
Bryce snapped a picture while we were riding. This is what a lot of Phichit looks like. Families will have a shop n the bottom floor and live on the second and third stories.
We ran into Ioon and her mom while we were at the smoothie shop. She invited us to go out for ice cream later that night. Unfortunately we couldn't join her since the family was leaving in a couple hours. We thanked her and went on our way. We went to the fabric shop next. While we were there Ioon's mom showed up! She was so sad that we couldn't meet her for ice cream tat she stopped at the market and bought us grapes. She wanted to tell my mom how great she thought I was and how much her daughter loved being in my class :) She's so great and I love her and her daughter!
After the fabric shop we ordered some pizza. While we waited for the pizza we walked around Tesco. Then it was back to the school in the rain. We ate pizza and visited for their last hour. Then The girls, Tang, Ake, Ton and Flynn came to send them off.
I know I have said it before, but I had SO MUCH FUN with them here!!! I's sad they had to go, but so glad they got to come!