Tuesday, April 11, 2017

LWB 2017

I think I may have forgotten to mention that I am going on a service trip later this month to Guatemala with Librarians Without Borders.

There's a Facebook page where you can like us and follow us.  I'm not on FB any more, but I may be pictured in upcoming posts :)

I have been busy with my sub-group, working up programming for the 7th - 10th graders.  I am the designated Spanish speaker in my group (wish me luck, I'm a bit rusty).   What does that mean?  I've been practicing reading aloud in Spanish - the first chapter of A Monster Calls - as well as translating instructions and programming information (lucky for me the book we're using with the kids was already available in Spanish so I didn't have to translate that!), buying books to donate to the school and packing.

Oh, and I've also been reading Pedagogy of the Oppressed, because critical pedagogy is the philosophy behind the school and the LWB project.  I think it's hilarious that I am reading this book.

Because I purchased so many books to donate, I have to take two suitcases.  I'm making sure that what I will be bringing home fits in just one so I can leave the second one behind.

That means that right now I'm testing space with one for my stuff:

And one for books:

I wasn't going to buy so many books, but my employer is supporting me both professionally and financially, which meant I had a personal budget allocation that could go for donations.

Needless to say, I'm super excited.  We'll be mostly in Quetzaltenango, but we're going to see Lake Atitlan and Antigua too.


Mary Lou said...

So great!

Kathryn Kienholz said...

Wow, that sounds exciting and rewarding all at once! Good for you. (Elder Son spent a week at language school in Quetzaltenango to clean up his Spanish after he left Chiapas.)