Today’s focus was on the education system in Nicaragua, which leads me to the students that we met today. I have no idea how to start describing how adorable the children we met today were.  There were so many innocent smiles that one can’t help but smile in return. And although I had no means of talking to them (because I can’t speak a word of Spanish) I still fell in love with the class I visited. If anything, watching them tear into a broken piñata was actually one of the scariest things that I have ever witnessed coming from a child. Nothing can compare to the sight of children ripping apart a spider man head after beating it into spilling its sweet guts all over the floor. Which is completely at odds with the image of those same kids going around asking my fellow glimpsers and I for autographs in their tattered notebooks (awwwww).  Not to say that the students at Fabretto weren’t charming in their own way too. Of course being on the losing team in our spontaneous soccer (futbol) game doesn’t exactly win them any favors from me. After which i brought out a piñata for them to break as well. And I swear there is something about piñata’s that drive kids crazy, because at the Fabretto school, one of the last hitters held one half of a broken stick in each hand and jumped in the air trying to stab the hanging piece of Paper Mache with both sticks. Thankfully the group of students I was teaching English to weren’t that eccentric. But while they weren’t as energetic (for lack of a better word), they were truly way more sassy in comparison to the other students that I met today. what I mean is like, I’m pretty sure they were teasing Sam, Shaquille and I when we couldn’t understand what they were saying, but it was all in good fun, and I am looking forward to when I can teach them again.

– Justin

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