Thanks for following along the day with me! First grade can be quite the adventure as you saw, but it is also very fun. We start the day bright and early at 5:30 and leave the house at 6. We have an hour to get ready for the students to come and start our school day together.
Picture this: Me, a newly graduated, newly arrived in Honduras, newly trained preschool teacher on my first home visit with a student’s family.
Every year around this time, I think back to my first day as a BECA teacher and then to the amazing experience I shared with my teammates in Honduras. For the next few weeks, it’s nothing but flashbacks of excitement and fun memories, and a sense of warm community that BECA has instilled.
Miss Amelia wears many hats at Amigos de Jesus Bilingual School, including Prepa Teacher, Teacher & Student Support Coordinator/Administrator, and Resource Teacher. Follow her around for a day at school and see what teaching with BECA is like for her.
It’s finally here, it's happening! I never imagined myself doing something this hard and challenging. Going back to my student years, I remember how excited I always felt about the first day of school. Firstly because I got to hang out with my classmates whom I consider my brothers and sisters, and secondly because I got to know my new teacher.
Summer Camp and volunteering with BECA provided me with more memories and experiences than I could have ever imagined. I took a lot away from my time in Honduras and I learned a lot about myself in just 3 and a 1/2 weeks. Here's a glimpse of what I gained from my Honduran adventure with BECA:
How did you get involved with BECA?
My junior year in college I decided that I would spend the summer working for an NGO that did work in education or community development. Through some peers I learned about a search engine called “idealist” and after a few hours of searching I came across BECA. The rest is history
Where is your favorite place that you’ve visited in Honduras?
My favorite place I have been to in Honduras is Cayos Cochinos. I have never seen such beautiful Islands or clearer waters.
Where have you traveled in Honduras? What was your favorite place?
Every year the teachers at all three BECa schools have an event called Libros y Familia. That literally translates to “Books and Family.” We provide a day for the students of all grades and their families to come, read, and do literacy activities together. This is a way to promote literacy and bilingualism in the household.