“Hi, Name Mommy!”
This week, Kyle and I are working together with twelve Standard 5 students at Swifts Primary School. We use LTP projects to help the different subject teachers with their Science, Civics, Math, English, and History lessons. For instance, today in Math, we helped the students create their own word problems and solutions regarding weight conversions, based on what we all could read in a couple of different photographs.
Today, we were talking with Collins, a young English teacher, to plan for tomorrow’s English lesson. He was super excited about LTP and was right on board. He had already thoroughly thought through his teachings for tomorrow and even had stellar ideas for us—how we could effectively incorporate pictures and writing into the lesson.
After a very enthusiastic conversation about the upcoming lesson, education in Tanzania, his education background, our majors, computers, and education in America, Collins asked us for our full names and our email addresses.
Kyle Kunkle and Grace Shin. Collins started underlining letters that are in all three of our full names, and then said, “When I have kids, I will name my son ‘Kyle Grace’ and if I have a daughter, I will name her ‘Grace Kyle’ or maybe ‘Kyle Shin.’”
At this point, I chuckled because I thought he was being funny, but Collins told me, “No, don’t laugh.” He was being dead serious, to the point that I felt bad for having chuckled. Kyle and I are afraid(?) we will someday receive an email informing us of a baby on its way, or maybe a surprise on our future doorsteps—”Hi, Name Mommy/Daddy!”