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first week of school

This week has been really great! I’ve gotten a lot done and I’m having a great time at school! My private classes are going great, and I couldn’t ask for better students!

In one of my classes we had a special guest…. Nino the hampster!

(note: the Barbie doll in the background is named after me!!)

This same class was full of laughs! My student was writing questions and she forgot some question marks at the end. I asked her “What goes at the end of a question?” This is what she wrote.

“It’s crying!” And then I starting crying… from laughing so hard! She is soooo cute.

I’ve been working with 2nd, 5th, and 6th graders so far. It’s a big difference in ages, but it works. With the 2nd graders I am singing and goofing around with them a lot, and with the older kids I can actually have some decent conversations. Having both keeps me sane I think!

Once I clean up the aftermath of my IKEA trip (cardboard boxes and an old dresser are hanging out in my living area), I will give you guys a tour of my apartment. It’s really cozy and I’ve really enjoyed living here. My neighbor is really cool and my landlord is awesome! So far it’s been perfect!

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pre-work visit

Today Dad, Peggy, and I went to CEIP Padre Poveda to see the school and meet some teachers/staff before I start work tomorrow morning. Getting there wasn’t hard at all and everyone was SO nice!! I didn’t know where to go or anything, so I rang the bell and I just hoped that whoever answered would know where to send me when they buzzed me in.

I got to meet a few people that I will be working with and I got to see some of the kids in the hallway. They were so adorable! All of the younger kids and their teachers were wearing smocks and that made Dad really excited. He said that he hopes that I will have to wear one too… I asked the bilingual coordinator and she said that I could if I wanted to, but I didn’t have to. Pictures of that to come… haha

After checking out the school we walked towards my apartment and checked out the neighborhood (Prosperidad). The walk to my school from the apartment is probably about 15 minutes and I stay on the same two roads the whole time. Pretty convenient I must say! I’m so excited to meet more people tomorrow and to start working with the kids!!

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