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.....