Report from Spring Break.
It was fun and exhausting and interesting. I played Candy Land (which, when you think about it is a very, very strange game. With a very strange premise). I was playing it with a 6-year-old girl and began by just pointing and showing her what to do. She caught on very quickly. We then continued to play the game for about 2.5 hours, with various other members of her family joining in or leaving throughout our many, many renditions of the game. The whole time, I was naming the colors and number of squares to move, and I wanted to ask her how to say the colors in her language(s), but I didn't even know how to do that. By the end, she began to occasionally say the color names.
Throughout my spring break, I will be volunteering at other organizations that help immigrants. It has been, and is sure to be, and very interesting experience.