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We spent a large portion of our honeymoon teaching at the primary school, spending everyday with the 6th, 7th, and 8th graders and alternating each day with the 4th and 5th graders.  (The 1st, 2nd, and 3rd graders also demanded to meet us so one day we spent time with them as well!)  We were asked to talk about our culture as well as American geography, history, and the structure of our political system.  In addition, we had the 6th, 7th, and 8th graders do a family crest that included identifying something that they love to do, a talent that they bring to others, and a big goal that they have for themselves. Primary School Children

In addition to teaching, we got chances to play in the field with the students.  Sometimes we played native games and other times we tried to teach American sports like baseball and touch football.  In general, we were struck by how cooperative the students were with one another, both in the classroom and during playtime.

We were also asked to spend extra time with the 8th graders to teach mathematics and composition as they prepared for their national exams to get into high school.  Although we ended up spending most of our time with the 8th graders, students in all of the upper grades were always willing to stay after school just to spend extra time with us as we taught for sometimes up to two hours!  And classes usually ended with the students singing boisterous chants and beautiful moving spirituals.  There is no better way to end a day of teaching.

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