Mis Pasos Primeros
I love my job.
I work at a preschool called Mis Pasos Primeros, or my first steps. I work with 2-5 year olds, teaching the ABeCeDario (ABC’s) and los numeros 1-10. We also learn about colors and writing our letters. We sing songs, play Bingo, do flash cards, eat snacks, and we also help some older kids with their homework. However, the most favoritist ( ) game of the kids at the school is Caballito. From the moment I arrive at the school in the morning, to the moment I leave, there is always at least one kid chasing me around yelling “Caballito! Caballito!” If you don’t already know, caballito means “little horse.” They LOVE piggy back rides. And as much as it tires me out, I love giving them.
After lunch and siesta, I return to the school either for English class or to help out with a literacy “clinic” for adults. The English class is always interesting because our students consist of about 15 boys from the church, aged 15-23. It’s never boring! The literacy clinic is really cool for me, because I’m teaching people to read in my second language. I wouldn’t have considered myself competent enough for that, but here I am! It’s so rewarding to see people start to get it. Reading and writing are huge and very important parts of my life and it is hard for me to imagine being without them. So helping other people attain these skills is something that brings me incredible joy. God is so good. He proves to me time and time again that he knows what he’s doing!