We have wrapped up the teaching year here at United World College Costa Rica. Students are in the midst of their IB exams or their course finals. For me this means writing student grade narratives, assessing and invigilating exams. We did some fun things at the end to celebrate our year of learning.
In my first year history classes we had little potluck parties, did some role play activities and my TOK students did a great job with their presentations. Here is my Standard Level History class doing their October War/Camp David Accords role play, and forcing me to be in the picture with them.
On the first day of May (which is a holiday in Costa Rica and therefore a three-day weekend) I had an early wake up (4:45am). I joined up with some friends to run a 10K. It was a good morning, with a delicious (and very smiley) post-run breakfast!
Later that day, Alex and I went to a super cute place and had some cold drinks. I had an amazing frozen chai tea and Alex’s giant drink is a coffee-nutella-orange frozen concoction that was divine (you couldn’t even taste the coffee!).
On Saturday, my tutor group (which is basically a group I am in charge of for pastoral care) went out for our final outing. Here they are, most of them headed off to university next year (UC Berkeley, U of Rochester, College of Idaho, U of Florida, to name a few), enjoying some gelato.
It has gotten a lot warmer here in the past few weeks and the rainy season has slowly started again. There have been quite a few earthquakes, weird bugs showing up in my apartment and the volcano has been very active. I am happy to be finishing out this academic year, and I am super excited for my trip back to Oregon in just over three weeks!