School Visit Marathon

Vicki, Ivanete and I spent the morning visiting several local schools and the city Department of Education.

Preschool class practicing their song for the Festa Junina.

Preschool class practicing their song for the Festa Junina.

Elementary school children lining up to sing "Here Comes the Sun" for us

Elementary school children lining up to sing “Here Comes the Sun” for us

Ivanete and some of her friends from the Department of Education.

Ivanete and some of her friends from the Department of Education.

First year(ninth grade) students give us a Samba demonstration.

First year(ninth grade) students give us a Samba demonstration.

We gave a presentation to the high school teachers tonight at Ivanete’s school. The longer we are here, the more I feel we are challenging their stereotypes of Americans. Vicki and I spent time after the meeting explaining that just like them, we do not always condone our government’s actions, and they should not judge the American people based upon that.

The news is filled with scenes of the protests. It is surely an interesting time to be here in Brazil!

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