Location: Prickly Bay, Grenada
This morning we woke up a half an hour early in order to make sure we were not late for our very first teaching experience in the Caribbean. We are notorious for being late. The plan for the day was to go to the “Grand Roy Elementary School” and teach 1st and 2nd graders all about living on a boat, parts of Argo, and invasive species of marine life. I was lucky enough to be able to spend my birthday with all of these kids and got Happy Birthday sang to me by all of the students. We created a PowerPoint presentation with pictures describing our everyday life on Argo. Following the presentation, we were split into two groups and had organized fun activities to get the kids involved and motivated to learn about Argo and marine life. One group did an activity with beans to teach about invasive species of marine life. The other group did a “Skipper Says” game (Simon says), which involved the kids needing to know the different parts of the boat. After we finished at the school, we spent the day in St. George exploring and eating the local cuisine. We came back to a delicious teriyaki chicken dinner waiting for us cooked by our lovely staff. To top the night off, we had a delicious birthday cake with my favorite cream-cheese frosting made by our baker Carolyn. We ended our day with a Seamanship class taught by Eric and learned about buoy-age and more knots!