In our first full week in Namibia, we have enjoyed ourselves but are feeling the intensity of the semester as classes and internships begin. Although some days are busier than others for each and every one of us, we go to classes enthusiastically and enjoy our internships on days we are without class. Most students go to internships in the morning and return by lunchtime, however, I go after lunch and return just before dinner. It all depends on the organization that we work with. I work with Bernard Nordkamp Center (BNC), a center where children (grade 1-7) seek academic assistance after school. So far, I have worked with first and second graders, helping them with reading and on occasion, grammar. Students and I meet one-on-one and he/she reads to me. Education is not my college major and I have never taught anyone to read, which is more challenging than I anticipated. Some students have a strong start, making it through a fair amount of words without my help, whereas others need assistance with nearly every word. As an intern, I might also have the opportunity to work with other grade levels or provide math help. I have enjoyed teaching reading, but if the opportunity presents itself, I would enjoy working with another grade level or another subject.
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identity on our team building retreat .