by Rebecca Cooper

This is the outside of the school I teach in. It is a big square building with four floors and a courtyard on the inside. It has a little play ground off to one side, and farther away are soccer fields, a track, and a basketball court. Its title of ‘Progimnazija’ is very sought after and requires the school to meet very rigorous standards. Only a few schools in Vilnius have this title.

We have opening in this room which is basically where we spend the first 10 minutes of class going over rules, the date, and the weather. We have a volunteer come up and point to the date or how the weather looks outside. We then ask what it is. “Is it raining?” This is followed by “No it’s not raining. It’s Sunny.” We do the same for the date. As time goes on they learn […]