Meet Kisha!


Every Wednesday, I teach a beginner English class to students of all ages at the local library. This week, I was able to talk to one of my younger students about her life. Her name is Kisha (pronounced kee-sha), and she is 13 years old. She lives with her family in San Joaquín de Flores. Our conversation was all in Spanish, so I translated her answers as closely as possible. 

What do you eat for breakfast, lunch and dinner?:

For breakfast, I eat either cereal or bread with butter. For lunch, I usually eat rice, beans and eggs. Sometimes I eat chicken soup. For dinner, I eat fideo. It is kind of like a Costa Rican spaghetti. 

What is your house like?:

I live in a house with two rooms, one small bathroom, one large kitchen and a big front patio. We also have a medium-sized living room. 

What chores do you have at home?:

For my chores, I have to wash the dishes, sweep the floors, make my bed and fold my clothes. 

What jobs do your parents have?:

My mother works in a call center where she answers phone calls in an office. My stepfather works with a company that sells and installs solar panels. 

What time does school start, and what time do you go home?:

It depends because I have different schedules for different days.