This year we've changed a few things in the schedule. We are doing formal art time once a week, as well as an English class. We left one day open to do home visits or work on building relationships with the teachers at the local schools. Last week we had a meeting with the principal at the Christian School in Los Guido, and she seems very open to working together. We have had several new students come from their school this week, which is exciting. I imagine we will continue to see more new faces in the coming weeks as kids get back into the routine of school. As we keep growing, we'll need more helpers in the center. But one big praise is I now have an assistant during most sessions. Leah, my roommate has committed to being there everyone afternoon, as well as, Jeff and Tracey Dixon who each help out one day when teams aren't here. Please continue to keep the tutoring center and children of Los Guido in your prayers. I feel like there is a lot just beginning to unfold, and I can't wait to see what adventures this year holds.
Yarelyn making her first purchase from the Tiende del Centro de Tutoria. This year we put in place a reward system to help kids to stay motivated to try their best even when it's hard. Kids can earn Centro Pesos by doing different reading activities, passing a level on their math facts, having exceptional behavior, ect. So far everyone is very excited about it!
Luis, working hard on his times tables.
Alicia and Catalina working on bean mosaics during one of the art times.
Jose Alejandro, one of our new students from the Christian School
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Raquel showing of her artwork and her folder where she keeps all her work and her pesos. The folders will allow us to better share with parents (and hopefully teachers) what the kids have been working on at the Tutoring Center.