The day was spent working on the website for Partners In Education. We interviewed the children from the orphanage and school…Rock and Everest were superstar interpreters! The children were hesitant in their answers…as though they had not been asked these questions before…”What do you like about school? What do you like to do for fun? What is your favorite food? What do you want to be when you grow up?”
The responses seemed very similar among them…when asked where they live…they often pointed and tried to tell us where they live. When asked about what they like to do, most said they like to write in school and for fun they play football (soccer.) Favorite foods were typically beans, rice, chicken and cornneal. Dream careers were teacher, doctor, lawyer, or policeman…we did have a few masons and a couple of preachers.
In my twenty years of teaching, I think the responses of American children would also be very similar to each other..where they live would be pointing and sharing down the street, by the park etc. At school, most kids would claim recess or gym as their favorite with a few that would say reading or math. Things to do for fun would often center around sports…or maybe video games! I am afraid that Americans would express less healthy fav foods-pizza, french fries, chicken nuggets. And the professions may be similar, but the impact of pro athletes would be in the mix.
Hmmm. Interesting to me as an educator.
Stay tuned for more info on the website! Hoping to be up and running before the end of the year!!!