Today we went to one of the local schools to spend time with the kids and help to paint one of the classrooms. The kids were very excited, and we all had lots of fun. I spent time with the fourth graders who were practicing a poem about Sarapiqui, the region they live in. They were glad to have an audience, and we had a great time together.
We painted one of the classrooms blue because before it was a very obnoxious green and was peeling. It was a bit of a task because there were only three rollers and two paintbrushes, and the ceiling was kind of high, but we got it done. Now the kids have a nice, fresh coat of paint in their classroom.
We also brought school supplies with us to donate because many of the children do not have a great deal, and depend on what the school can provide. We gave them an assortment of notebooks, pencils, toys, crayons, coloring books, markers, pens, and many other things to keep them going for a while. The children were all very bright.
Today was dance practice day at the school, and the older kids were learning either a traditional Costa Rican dance, or a modern hip hop dance. They were much better dancers than me.