Most days are an adventure at la Puerta Abierta. Our philosophy embraces teaching through exploration and interaction with our surrounding world. Our thematic unit for English development this month is My Town and we’ve been inspired to learn the vocabulary of every day locations in Santiago Atitlan. We’ve been talking about lakes, volcanos, bakeries, markets, schools, parks, churches and houses. We’ve taken walking tours through town to bring our new vocabulary to life as well as making maps and models of our village.