The school year is winding down at Colegio Shalom. Here in Guatemala, classes end the first week of October and exams are the second week. That leaves just a few weeks left of school. In my high school classes, I'm currently teaching family-related vocabulary to the students. It is a subject they are interested in, but it's also touchy because many of the students from the orphanage don't have a family, or at best, it's a very broken family. So, I have to modify my in-class exercises. For example, in the photos below, my freshman students create family trees. Instead of using their own family, however, they had to create a fictional family, including grandparents, children, grandchildren, aunts and uncles, cousins, etc. The students enjoyed the chance to be creative - when done, we decorated the classroom with their family trees.