Thursday, February 26, 2015

Exhaustion sets in...

Last Wednesday was the official half-way point in the term which meant Mon & Tues were 1/2 term break. It was fairly relaxing, especially as it followed my weekend off. It was almost like having 4 days off in a row! Glad I got those days because since then it's been non-stop! At least that is how it feels! The weekend was full of swimming and other supervision duties, 2 Sunday school classes (morning and afternoon) and a weekend of dish duty in the dining hall. I have also picked up 2 more class periods of teaching in which I am helping a few children in grades 2 & 3 who are behind in their reading skills. I didn't think it was going to be that big a deal, but I now realize that I now have 3 days in a row with no breaks from breakfast (7am) until after supper dishes (6:30pm)! I do have 'rest hour' but as I have no prep class it is mostly being used for prep stuff. What was I thinking?! Having just reached the end of the 3rd tiring, I feel completely wiped out! To add to the 'fun' I'm fighting off a cold which the students have so generously shared. I think I'm going to have a long bath and then head to bed with a good book! Praise the Lord, tomorrow is Friday and I have the afternoon OFF! SOO looking forward to a LONG nap... before walking over to the orphanage of course. Only 4 more weeks of the term... will I make it?

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Grade 1 Class - 2015

It's well past time I update this as I have now been back almost a month! My new class is great! We have our issues from time to time, but I'm enjoying them so far. I have 6 girls and 3 boys this year which is almost exactly opposite to last year's class.
On our first full day of classes we had a little lizard visit our classroom. He was attached to the side of one of the desks. I flicked him off and he promptly scurried under my chair. I wasn't totally okay with this either as I was sure I was going to step on him or something. Eventually I scooped him up on a paper and deposited him outside on the windowsill. Half and hour later I found him in this position ON the window.
Last Tuesday was our first time going into the School Library. The kids were quite excited because it is in Upper School (where the senior's classes are). I'm not sure how excited they will be this week.
I guess that's about all for now. The current weather here is rain, rain and a little more rain. That's to be expected of course being that it's rainy season. I think it has rained every day since we arrived back with maybe 1 or 2 exceptions. Although the sun comes out for part of the day, it would be nice to see a little more of it!