In the morning we went to a local school supply store with 400 dollars and purchased; pencils, notebooks, coloring books and crayons, two large white boards and markers, children's story books and translation books, rulers, erasers, sharpeners and of course hula hoops, jump ropes and rubber balls to have some fun with! We also made copies of some simple ESL lesson plans/ activities to help the teachers give quality lessons to the students.
When we arrived at the school, all the students were sitting on a tarp on the ground singing some songs. The school leader was able to translate to the students to tell them about why we were there and what we brought with us. We handed out coloring books and crayons to all the students and they were more than excited to start coloring but we had more fun planned! We taught the children some relay race games to play with the balls and then they showed us a typical Khmer game they usually play. The afternoon was filled with laughter and smiles. It was such a great sight to see all the students playing outside with their new equipment as we drove off.