Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Circo Spacial | São Paulo | Brazil

Since my arrival in Brazil, a traveling circus complete with star-speckled tents and flashing lights has been stationed on the represa, not far from where I live. And, two months later, I finally got to visit Circo Spacial! The show was a mixture of your basic circus acrobatics interspersed with the work of mischievous clowns.

And then, one of the clowns walked out and picked Felipe to go down to the front to be in an air band...

Friday, September 26, 2014

School | Senior Buddies

One thing that I love at PACA is the way in which a sense of community is consistently fostered. From classroom instruction to school-wide activities, everyone is encouraged to know and care for one another. This is evidenced in the buddy program in which each kindy kid gets assigned one or two seniors to interact with during the year. It was precious to watch the interactions and see if the senior or the kindergartner was more nervous. For their first meeting, the partners exchanged information in a basic get-to-know-you activity. In the end, I think it was safe to say that all parties enjoyed the gathering and I have been asked every day since if it is senior buddy day.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Beco do Batman | São Paulo | Brazil

Graffiti : São Paulo :: Mexican food : Texas. It's vibrant, it's everywhere, and you can't get enough of it. Though it may not be everyone's taste, I personally love the variety of styles and forms that graffiti takes all over this city. Located in Vila Madalena, Beco do Batman is essentially an open-air gallery of graffiti and definitely worth a visit if you're in the area!