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Battye Family’s Travel Diary

Wednesday, 06 Mar 2013

Location: Sawan, Indonesia

MapWhatís Hard About Getting Everyoneís Attention
by Emily

At Narayan Seva, an Orphanage in Sawan I taught the 1st and 2nd graders in the afternoons with Jenny. The 1st Graders were mostly wild boys who play kick, fight, and punch! So when Iím trying to teach a 2nd grade girl whoís trying to learn the little boys go up and bug her by giving her a light slap on the face. Then the girl gets up and Iíve lost my student Iím trying to teach. So as you can imagine it got really hectic in meditation hall where the kids were supposed to be doing math problems. I was thinking in my head, break it uuuuuup! The first day I taught that class, did not go that well for me , I came back to the room worrying about doing the class the next day. I told my parents about how crazy it was and they gave me some things I could do to get that to stop and have it be a quiet non-fighting time. I ended up going to sleep feeling good about class the next day!