Yesterday was a bit rough. My lack of sleep was a bad choice. I worked on construction in the am and had a great bonding talk with Kayla. She's such a genuine girl who is passionate about GIVE and volunteering in general and I'm excited to see where life takes her (and her boyfriend!). We (Kayla and I) didn't work as much because we were sent to get water, which took about an hour. When we returned our entire construction group had a single task of collecting rocks and putting them in a big pile. The rocks are fillers for the floors in the classrooms. Two rooms have been filled so far and there is one more to go! It's amazing to be able to witness the progression of this site. After the work, the beach, per usual. I do think this group is a bit more "outgoing" because I didn't go to the beach like this with GG1 (but I also wasn't construction in the am so it's hard to tell) My sleep deprivation hit me pretty hard after lunch. When I got to Tamani I was tired and, honestly, not too excited about working with Hija. We went over rules for adjectives and prepositions and Vivian also added another student, whose name I still don't know. This student was older and much more advanced than Hija. I tried to have them take turns reading but Hija was clearly falling behind. After we read the rules I told them they could take a break and ask me questions, to which the other guy proceeds to tell me about all of his frustrations with Tamani; the structure, the teachers, the fact that his fluency isn't amazing, you name it. It was a sticky situation, especially when he had asked what I could do about it. I told him I'd talk to Vivian but it would take the effort of him and his fellow classmates to truly make a difference here. It was very uncomfortable and I did tell Vivian. She wasn't too phased by the situation and even shared that that particular student doesn't even attend class regularly. While that situation ended, that particular student was still a bit frustrating. He didn't understand the exercise and finally Vivian had to explain. That was another low part because it was a bit "insulting" on my end. I want him to understand me and not being able to express myself clearly was no fun at all. By the time we were ready to leave the exhaustion had caught up with me and I felt as if I was going to breakdown and just cry. Of course I wear my emotions on my sleeve, so Silima and a few Tamani students could tell. Even Vivian asked if she had done anything wrong but I really think it was my lack of sleep. I was bummed that I wouldn't be working with Silima and Khamiss, but it wasn't the end of the world. Nora could tell too and when I explained she was super sympathetic and told me to take the morning off today, which I will.