Hotel el Portico

Calle Guacalillo, San Jose de la Montana, Province of Heredia, 48201 , Costa Rica | Hotel
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This hotel is located on Calle Guacalillo, San Jose de la Montana.
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    Game time

    A travel blog entry by marksmb on Jun 13, 2014

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    ... crazy when the routine is broken. It was harder to keep students focused today! See the picture of everyone watching the game...even split between those rooting for Netherlands and those rooting for Spain and a good chance to practice our Spanish because commentary is not in ...

    School on opening of World Cup

    A travel blog entry by marksmb on Jun 12, 2014

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    Today is the opening ceremony of the World Cup and students are decked out in their jerseys...mostly Costa Rica and Brazil. Keeping attention might be a bit harder but watch Alan give a high energy lesson using vocabulary from Frankenstein, he story the 7th graders have been reading. Also see pictures...including a snake that was killed near the playground. Life in the rainforest...always going to come across creepy crawlies, like the lizard in one of our student's rooms last ...

    At school

    A travel blog entry by marksmb on Jun 10, 2014

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    ... patterns to meet the needs of an ESL (English as a second language) classroom. But that will come too. Overall, they are doing a fantastic job. Jones discussed choral response techniques yesterday as a way of speeding up the pace of instruction. This is really needed here because sometimes the Green Forest teachers drag out instruction and lessons move so slow. And then students lose interest. Choral response allows everyone to be engaged, allows the pace to ...


    A travel blog entry by marksmb on Jun 09, 2014

    ... He was walking around with a friend, actually came and spoke to me because he remembered me, and obviously that means he is speaking. He even went to the beach with another family for vacation. That would not have happened a year ago. I think the longwood students got this ball rolling last year and they also helped the teachers learn how to engage the child. So proud of his ...

    Completing the circle in Costa Rica

    A travel blog entry by swanning_around on May 29, 2014

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    ... hilarious! Three or four Manakins turned up in response to the sound and had us in stitches. They think their territory is being invaded by another bird so they jump up and down from the ground at a furious pace, bouncing all over the place. We realised then why Miguel had nicknamed them the 'popcorn' birds as they 'popped' up in the same way and at the same speed as popcorn. It kept us happily entertained for 20 minutes or so.

    We had been a little wary ...