stineinwonderland:

If you know me in the slightest bit you know I love working with kids. I’ve been a nanny and a summer camp counselor for most of my life and absolutely love the feeling of getting to act like a child again and be ridiculously silly. For the past month, I’ve been working at an elementary school teaching 3rd and 4th graders English, and will be doing so throughout the rest of my service here in China.
The thing I’m loving the most about teaching these kids, besides getting to do the hokey pokey, sing songs, and do arts and crafts, is that they bring me a sense of familiarity. Here in China it’s hard to find many similarities between home (America) and my now, home away from home (Nan’Shan). But these little kids are the one thing that is similar and it’s refreshing. They love to ask questions, they love to help me with my Chinese, they love to dance and giggle and run around, they’re still so innocent and without a care in the world. Being around them brings me so much joy and I can’t wait to continue working with them, to play with them, and watch them grow.

stineinwonderland:

If you know me in the slightest bit you know I love working with kids. I’ve been a nanny and a summer camp counselor for most of my life and absolutely love the feeling of getting to act like a child again and be ridiculously silly. For the past month, I’ve been working at an elementary school teaching 3rd and 4th graders English, and will be doing so throughout the rest of my service here in China.

The thing I’m loving the most about teaching these kids, besides getting to do the hokey pokey, sing songs, and do arts and crafts, is that they bring me a sense of familiarity. Here in China it’s hard to find many similarities between home (America) and my now, home away from home (Nan’Shan). But these little kids are the one thing that is similar and it’s refreshing. They love to ask questions, they love to help me with my Chinese, they love to dance and giggle and run around, they’re still so innocent and without a care in the world. Being around them brings me so much joy and I can’t wait to continue working with them, to play with them, and watch them grow.

China Secondary Projects Peace Corps Volunteer reblogs English education Teaching English as a Foreign Language TEFL TESL youth school culture

  1. nehiqb1 reblogged this from ilovetovolunteer
  2. sweetbitterandunsure reblogged this from peacecorps
  3. jachelrames reblogged this from peacecorps
  4. justlive-and-smile reblogged this from theworldisreadyforyou
  5. theworldisreadyforyou reblogged this from peacecorps
  6. samanthajacq926 reblogged this from peacecorps and added:
    Love. This.
  7. etre-exsangue reblogged this from peacecorps
  8. heal-this-world reblogged this from peacecorps
  9. warmdintherays reblogged this from peacecorps and added:
    I would like to do this a lot.
  10. fun-little-blade reblogged this from peacecorps
  11. peppermintwithpipetobacco reblogged this from peacecorps
  12. audrilucht reblogged this from peacecorps
  13. ilovetovolunteer reblogged this from peacecorps
  14. kayburry reblogged this from peacecorps
  15. slightlysara reblogged this from peacecorps
  16. thequeerlittletoaster reblogged this from peacecorps
  17. peacecorps reblogged this from stineinwonderland
  18. travelnerd reblogged this from stineinwonderland
  19. evergreen12 said: LOVE THIS!
  20. stineinwonderland posted this