Teach ’em how to say goodbye

A couple weeks ago, finished teaching English classes in my training town. I taught my last class, and then a few days later, after a workshop for the local English teachers, my counterpart  asked me if I’d be back the following week, because the kiddos wanted to say goodbye.

At that point, I was feeling ready to move to my new site, but I wanted to go to the classroom one last time to see my students, so Amanda and I agreed to go see them for a few minutes.

It was overwhelming.

I was not always thrilled with my teaching, but my students are wonderful. On that last day spoke to me a lot in English and Spanish, and we took a lot of photos, and they presented me with gorgeous gifts. I felt appreciated and welcomed into their community, and now it’s almost time for me to leave.

I’m excited to be starting a new adventure in a new site with new teachers and students, but I’m definitely going to miss the life I had in that community.

Also, I’m very nervous to transport the gifts they gave me. They’re very fragile and the bus to Matagalpa is bumpy.

So excited about these gifts from my students: Nicaragua tank top and a gorgeous but blurry olla de barro.

These kiddos are the sweetest.

4 thoughts on “Teach ’em how to say goodbye

  1. Jasmine Johnson October 24, 2016 / 12:46 pm

    The olla de barro looks like something the Greeks would like except it doesn’t have risque images so jk they’d hate it.

    Goodbyes are weird. :/

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    • Jade October 24, 2016 / 5:30 pm

      Are you saying that because of Hercules?

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  2. stavfree October 24, 2016 / 6:53 pm

    I love the title of this post (woohoo, Hamilton)! Sounds like you’ve had an amazing experience so far!

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