The afternoon team had shopping to do for a Halloween celebration with their students in the evening. While out, Dorota took us to see the old town hall, University buildings, old church, library, Mayor's office, cemetery and other points of interest in her hometown. We also learned the cultural lesson that in Poland, mums are only for the dead.
For most of the team, today was the last day of classes at the schools. Lessons were given and goodbyes shared. The afternoon volunteers were presented beautiful books on Poland; though gratitude and friendship was felt by all.
At the afternoon team's second school, volunteers conducted traditional classroom lessons, then all joined together with their students for a Farewell Halloween Celebration. American party games where organized by the volunteers, food and traditional Polish treats were brought by the kids and the students enjoyed the festivities with much festivity and laughter.
Again, much gratitude was expressed by students, teachers and volunteers who --through simply sharing our lives, language and experiences-- learned volumes.