When the noon hour arrived we filled up on a very satisfying lunch, that consisted of rice and beans, a choice of meat, and vegetables. Some of the kids also enjoyed an ice cream. After our lunch break we had an afternoon lesson and were assigned homework for this evening. It was then that we were led to a studio room for Latin dance lessons! Little did we know we would all be pushed to our physical limits as the instructor set the music level on high and led us through several styles of dance. Our smiles may have belied our fatigue, but it was such a great opportunity to try something new. Hopefully our muscles will recoup as we get another chance tomorrow to dance.
Our day at CRLA concluded with the group being instructed on how to make empanadas. We all got our hands into the ingredients and enjoyed the tastes of our labors. Maybe the kids will surprise you at home by asking to make these tasty snacks, which can be stuffed with a variety of delicious fillings.
Finally, our day ended with a quick dinner at the food court at the mall and a movie. We enjoyed seeing "Home", a Dreamworks production that was dubbed in Spanish. It was a relaxing way to spend the waning hour of the day and it gave the kids just a little more brain stimulation to keep up with their Spanish. And I'll admit, there were a few tears shed as the movie pulled at our emotions in classic Hollywood fashion.
Well, time to go to bed. We hope all is well and we look forward to sharing more of our adventures with you tomorrow and the rest of the week.
Middle School Teacher
A blog by various Alcuin staff members.