I have been working diligently with 2nd and 4th graders at Inkazimulo this summer (their winter though) and it has been such a rewarding experience. I have bonded really closely with my Grade 2 teacher and class and they are absolutely wonderful. Teaching me Zulu and all these wonderful songs. They love to show off what they know and it's absolutely great. I have even been teaching them a few spanish phrases. The learning just never stops, eh?
One thing they don't have are pictures to highlight their classroom or to remember classmates. I took a class picture and to crowd 40 students into a picture where you can see them was quite a difficult task.
I then printed off copies for each student in class. The best part was that I gave each child their own picture. They absolutely loved it. To actually get them what was probably their only photo meant so much to them so when I passed them out, the feeling was indescribable. Their smiles and the laughs were so great. I won't forget their faces!
Then...they said GRACIAS!