Thursday, August 17, 2006

Planning week

I do not have time at present to fill you in on the events of the past week, exept to briefly say that this weekend I went downtown with a couple of the girls and we talked to a local for hours, bought lace-crocheted doilies made by a woman-with-no-arm's feet, and shopeed it the biggest market in Mexico. On Sunday, one of the other teachers and I went to church with our school's director and then ate a great lunch at his house with his family.
Since then it's been work! This week has been nonstop. It is a planning week unlike any one would ever experience in a school in the states. So far, our day has gone something like this:

We meet at 8:00 and have a short time of worship and prayer with a prayer-partner. Then, we have a study of the new testament until 10:15. (It is like a New Testament class you would take in college... exept only 5 days long. I think it has something to do with requirements from the ACSI...Association of Christian Schools International.)
Then we get a break until 11:00, when we return and have a general meeting with the director. Then, we break off into meetings with our department (Elementary, for me). Then, just the new teachers meet at 1:30 again with the director. Finally, when it's all over, we work in our rooms.

It's taken me until to day to get my room looking like a classroom. Until yesterday, I had three other people's things in it, as it was used as a sort of storage room all summer. Oh, by the way. It is TINY! My mom suggested I measure it, but I haven't found measuring tape anywhere. I will take a picture when it's all finished to show you. They funny thing is that I can probably fit the whole room in one picture. :)

Monday is the first day of school. Please pray for me. As of now, I don't know what we're going to do the whole first week.

more to come.....


  1. Anonymous10:41 AM

    Tara!! I was so happy reading your blogs. I miss you so much, but reading these assures me that you are going to have such an awesome time there. God has really really big plans for you, my precious MOH. Heather and I are at her house in NJ right now and we leave tommorrow to drive home. A couple days ago we spent the day in NYC and saw Steven from Laguna Beach on the street! how cool! tara....i really really really miss you. I am praying for you, and that little chat we had b4 you left meant a lot to me. i love you...try skyping me on monday if you have time.

  2. Anonymous10:41 AM

    by the way that was me.

  3. Hey Tara,

    Happy First day of school!!

    You'll do just fine. I can't wait to hear more.

    In our prayers always with love.

  4. Mallory9:41 PM

    Hmmmm, I would love to see those doilies.....

    oh ya, and you :)

    Love, Mallory

  5. Anonymous1:07 AM

    I love your sight, I'm trying to send you a box, but need to find a way to get you school supplies with out paying more duty than they are worth. Love you ton's and I'm the proudest dad you ever had. Love you DAD