Field Trip to the Elder’s Center

Today we walked with the pre-school students to the Elder’s Center,  Centro Juanita, in celebration of Mother’s Day.


We sang a song to show our appreciation to all the mothers at the center.


Isaías, our Travelling Library Coordinator, read a book called Mamá and translated it into Tzutuhil (the elders’ first language).


The children presented gifts to the the elders and gave them a big hug and kiss.




Several of the elders gave us hugs as we left, showing how grateful they were for the visit and gifts by saying, “Muchas gracias!”




Feliz Dia de La Madre (Happy Mother’s Day)

La Puerta Abierta celebrated a day of appreciation for all of our loving and hard working mothers of the school.  The center was filled with joyful children that danced and sang for their proud mamas.  moms smiling

The teachers have been coordinating several different activities with the children for the past week.  We decorated cups filled with beautiful plants from our school’s garden as gifts of appreciation for the mothers.

gifts to moms

The pre-school students showed off their English language skills by singing and dancing to “Skidamarink I Love You.”

Skid dance

The Kindergarten class grabbed guitars, sunglasses, and a drum set to perform a mock rock concert for all the smiling mothers in our audience.

The band

The center was filled with laughs and joy!  The best part was watching the children present their handmade gifts to their mothers.


There is nothing better than a big hug from your loving mother!