July 8, 2014

This morning was just a typical Global Glimpse Grenada trip morning:

We woke up at 7, the normal wake up time

We then ate Breakfast from 8-9, which is also the normal breakfast time.

After our morning routine, we then had a seminar about our upcoming Community Action Project (our community service project), which we will be doing at a senior living home. During our seminar, we discussed the needs of the home, and applied the Global Glimpse CAP formula to our ideas: Feasibility+Need+Personal Passion+Community Engagement=Impact.

 

 

Glimpsers are eager to learn about what the Community Action Project

Glimpsers are eager to learn about what the Community Action Project is all about

 

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One of things that we did during our CAP (Community Action Project) seminar was to write (on a poster) one skill that each Glimpser could contribute to our CAP. In this photo, one Glimpser writes their skill on the poster

Our final skills poster. The checks represent that another Glimpser has the same skill

Our final skills poster. The checks represent that another Glimpser has the same skill

The needs of the Senior Home that we came up with. The numbers represent the extent to how this fits the CAP equation on a scale of 1-3 one being the lowest to 3 being the highest. As you can see, maintenance to the chicken coop was the most needed for the home.

The needs of the Senior Home that we came up with. The numbers represent the extent to how this fits the CAP equation on a scale of 1-3 one being the lowest to 3 being the highest. As you can see, maintenance to the chicken coop was the most needed for the home.

Based on their skills , each Glimpser then sorted themselves into a sub category for the type of work that they could do the best.

Based on their skills, each Glimpser then sorted themselves into a sub category for the type of work that they could do the best.

Glimpsers Mara and Kailaa share some great ideas with their group

Glimpsers Mara and Kailaa share some great ideas with their group

After the Seminar, we then walked several blocks to the house of Luis Mora, a Sandinista Veteran. He talk to us about the political history of Nicaragua and his experience in the revolution.

Glimpsers take a break in the middle of their long walk to Luis's house

Glimpsers take a break in the middle of their long walk to Luis’s house

Luis Mora and Valeska, our Global Glimpse In Country coordinator. (Luis was her uncle)

Luis Mora and Valeska, our In Country coordinator. (Luis was her uncle)

Glimpsers eagerly listen to Luis's stories

Glimpsers eagerly listen to Luis’s stories

Glimpser Alejandro asks a critical question to Luis about the war

Glimpser Alejandro asks a critical question to Luis about the war

After listening to Luis, we then took a public bus back to the hostel.

Boarding the Bus

Boarding the Bus

Glimpsers posing for a photo on the bus

Glimpsers posing for a photo on the bus

View from my seat on the bus

View from my seat on the bus

Glimpser Jaida looks out the window at the sights of Granada

Glimpser Jada looks happily out the window at the sights of Granada

After that, we had lunch and then a Politics Day seminar. During that seminar, we discussed the current political situation in Nicaragua. We also read an article about Daniel Ortega, the current president of Nicaragua

Part of the article we had to read

Part of the article we had to read

After the seminar, we had free time. During that time, we watched part of the FIFA world cup. Many of us were shocked by the great loss of Brazil to Germany .

Several Glimpsers eagerly watch Brazil play Germany in the World Cup

Several Glimpsers eagerly watch Brazil play Germany in the World Cup

Part of the game, as viewed from our Hostal TV

Part of the game, as viewed from our Hostal TV

After Free Time, we then proceeded to plan for our English classes that night. My teaching group teach an advanced group of  students, so we decided to teach the past, present and future to our students.

Planning our Curriculum

Planning our Curriculum

We then ate dinner and proceeded to our English School.

Our empty classroom waiting for students

Our empty classroom waiting for students

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Extra students!

Our lesson plan for tonight

Our lesson plan for tonight

Our class roster for today

Our class roster for today

 

Glimpser Anna and Glimpser Martin teaching by acting

Glimpser Anna and Glimpser Martin teaching by acting

The group teaching

The group teaching

Whenever a student needs help, Glimpser Maria is there to help

Whenever a student needs help, Glimpser Maria is there to help

Glimpsers must always be prepared for any last minute changes

Glimpsers must always be prepared for any last minute changes

A student writes about making rice and beans using their new knowlege

A student writes about making rice and beans using their new knowledge

We then walked back to our Hostal and then had our nightly meeting. I then ended the day by handing over my Leader of the Day position to someone else….

The possible next leader of the day????????????????

The possible next leader of the day????????????????