Chicos and Kids, Inc. is about kids helping other kids through sharing language, sports, games, and overall knowledge, Our goal is to impact both the students and our teachers in order for them to realize their leadership potential.
Nutrition and a Very Hungry Caterpillar
For our 2017 annual report, Chicos and Kids was done in two cities in Colombia. In La Mesa, Cundinamarca, we held a week long workshop with level one and level two groups, where returning students were place in the level two classroom. Our topics involved health and nutrition and "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" by Eric Carle was taught.
In Cali, Colombia, one workshop was held in Centro De Salud Vallado, a rural clinic, led by seven year old Maria Camilla.
Supporting education and innovation.
Being in a leadership position as a counselor/teacher at Chicos and Kids in Colombia gave me a sense of purpose. It made me feel older and wiser; as someone who the kids looked up to.
Stephanie was recently announced a 2015 Peace First Prize finalist for her work with Chicos and Kids. Her peacemaking work has been recognized nationally along with twenty-six other young peacemakers.
I originally planned on the last day of class to be Tuesday, but since the children had no school on Monday and the principal allowed them to come in anyways, we combined both classes into one. In the first two hours of class I planned on having our last lesson.
Today's lesson was crammed with A LOT of information! I let the students know before hand to stay alert and pay attention.
After our usual Good Morning Song and short review, we quickly got into learning the family members. I learned a tad bit myself in this lesson and from the children!
Most of today's class consisted of hair: hair types, lengths and colors.
We incorporated "I have" to create more sentences! Each student was assigned to construct an accurate sentence of what type of hair they had. Fortunately, everyone had a paper that they used as a reference which included the different hair types, lengths and colors. They could all use a break from taking notes!