During the fall semester, 12 Hamilton students taught Spanish to students at Clinton Elementary School. These Hamilton students participated in a training workshop in order to learn about teaching methods and to discuss lesson plans. The program began in October and continued through the end of the semester.
Hamilton students taught during recess, which allowed the Clinton and Hamilton students to play active games either inside or outside. These games, such as “Red Light Green Light,” were a big hit with the Clinton students.
Throughout the program, groups of Hamilton students taught once a week and prepared activities, lesson plans, and games. The groups taught students from different grades, ranging from kindergarten to fifth grade. Teaching Fellow in Hispanic Studies Maria Portal, Visiting Assistant Professor of Hispanic Studies Christine Fernández, Elisa MacColl ’16, Emily Hess ’16, and Lindsay Heyer ’17 coordinated the program. The program has been running for three and a half years and will continue this semester.
The other Hamilton volunteers include Sabrina Boutselis ’19, Alex Kaplan ’16, Alec Talsania ’17, Shaina Coronel ’19, Emily Bigwood ’18, Sandra Saldana ’19, Fletcher Sherrod ’18, Lona Sniderman ’19, and Mariaelena Hiller Chacin ’18.