This year has been really special for me. In September I wasn't supposed to come back to the Instituto to work in the European Section. When I was told I could come back I was very happy and felt very lucky. It was a gift and a pleasure to have the opportunity to spend another year with all of you and to work in this exceptional program.
This years' Social Science classes were very interesting and fun on many levels.
On the level of the subject and the material, I really enjoyed the units about economy and politics. I studied these subjects in the university and it was an interesting experience to teach this material and share my knowledge with the students. On a personal level, I learned a lot about the history, economics and political systems of my adoptive country, Spain. I am very happy to have learned more about these topics, because it helps me better understand more about how things work, what's happening and about the history of the country where I now live.
With regards to the way we learned and taught this year, it was interesting to do things in a different way. I think the blog is a great idea and that it has a lot of potential. However, the success of the blog depends on the commitment of the people who write it and some people did not take this project as seriously as they should. I hope that next year you will work harder on the blog. I also enjoyed the different projects about the continents, the projects about agriculture and local businesses and of course the "Tanto Monta" song and video.
I want to say a big THANK YOU to Paqui! Over these three years Paqui has taught me so many things about the world, history, teaching and about life. Above all, Paqui has taught me and demonstrated the amazing things that can be achieved through hard work, dedication and love. I will never forget this lesson as long as I live. Thank you for being an amazing teacher, mentor and friend.
I also want to say thank you to the students of 3ºA. These three years have been an amazing experience thanks to you! I am so proud of all your hard work and how you have progressed and grown in English and as people. You are amazing students and I have enjoyed every second with you. I will miss you very much, but I will never forget you or the moments we have shared. I hope that you will continue working hard, improving your English and achieving great things!
I love you all.