Tag Archives | School Partner Initiative

Reading, Writing, and Math Contest in San Rafael

by Lesbia Marroquín, San Rafael Coordinator I want to share with you an activity that we held last week at school. Through the School Partner Initiative, Education Promoter Ligia Pol organized a contest in reading, writing, and math between the three sections of first grade. Each class had five participants who competed as a team […]

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How to build excitement for reading

Common Hope held a training yesterday for the teachers of San Cristobal, one in a series of ten training sessions about reading pedagogy. This particular workshop focused on how to get students excited to read and how to structure reading in the classroom. The trainings are a result of the operational planning teachers conducted last […]

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Developments in San Miguel Milpas Altas

Josué Moisés and his older brother Jorge Luis love to chat with visitors to their home. First topic of conversation: they like to study. Second topic: they like to help their mother with chores, which include a daily task of feeding the family chickens. What they like most of all: to eat chicken, and when […]

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New friends, and a face full of corn flour

Last week, Common Hope hosted a meeting of sixth graders from two Antigua partner schools, San Miguel Escobar and Santa Catarina Bobadilla. Students came to our family development center to meet each other and participate in an activity rally. They had begun communicating with each other through letters, and Common Hope’s education promoters set up […]

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Activity markets in San Miguel and Santa Catarina

Renato Westby, program development director, was in the US office this spring for strategic planning and shared some updates about the school partner initiative. He says the promoters have been well-received by students and staff in the school. Below are photos from activity markets in San Miguel and Santa Catarina, which took place this March. […]

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