Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Warm welcome & successful teaching sessions

Message of the Day: You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation.

On this day of 9/11, the day for Global Volunteers began with a delicious breakfast which included crepes that contained vegetables such as corn, peppers, and bean sprouts. It also had bacon with it.

I began the business end of the morning with a message on another method of discovering more about a person, than the conventional way of a long conversation.

Brenda gave the report of September 10, which was the beginning day of teaching and tutoring. By far, that was a successful day for all, after much preparation and planning.

Dorota then had an informing conversation about the two-year old Catholic school where Brenda and I are teaching this week. The school is tuition free, although the students must buy their own textbooks. The welcoming sign for Global Volunteers on the front door there continues to impress us. Throughout the halls, there are student created bulletin boards that enhance our American culture. It’s obvious at this site that there has been lots of anticipation and preparation for their participation with the volunteers.

For our evening dinner, the main course was pierogi filled with sauerkraut. This was tasty and delicious for all.

There was an announcement of a coming art exhibit in the tent on Thursday at 6:00 pm. There will also be some music. Dinner will be served at 7:00 pm.

Journal by Marilyn