December 16, 2012 by jiejie768
We wanted to do a series on the blog to capture what the Christmas season is like in South America. The title suggests we will write 12 such posts. It maybe more, it maybe less. That really depends on the Christmas cheer you provide, Ayacucho.
Today was a “manualidades” day at KATC. The project was Christmas ornaments to decorate the trees we are going to set up next week. The kids got pretty into it and glitter glue was everywhere (in a good way). The younger students did an especially careful job and we were really impressed with how seriously they took the project.
One funny thing about students here (and maybe everywhere…I’ve never worked with kids this young before) is that they want to copy everything! Meg, Percy and GeGe made sample ornaments so that the kids could see a finish project. A few of them were OBSESSED with making theirs EXACTLY like the teachers’. One 6th grade girl was very annoyed that she couldn’t find the exact same green marker that Meg had used to color the outline on her Santa ornament. We really have to encourage the students to not be afraid to be creative when it comes to art.