Tuesday, August 14, 2007

First Day of School

Remember the first day of school? How you were probably a little nervous, anxious, excited, and overwhelmed all at the same time? Yeah, well the feelings were about the same for me today, only I am a teacher, not a student. Today was our first day of school! We had quite the day. It was great getting to know some of the students, but quite overwhelming knowing that I am responsible for part of their education for the next school year. It didn't help that I have never taught before. I have to figure out grading, lessons, and tests. I am teaching a girl (her name is Bible) math and tutoring her in her other subjects . It's a one on one class which is quite nice. I am really excited about getting to know her! But having to remember some of the math is going to be a challenge. Having gone to Bible College, we really didn't have to take a math class, so it's been since high school, which I know was not that long ago, but when you haven't done something for 7 years, it's really quite hard to remember. I was also asked (yesterday) to teach the yearbook class. Luckily I was on yearbook staff in high school, but then again, that was 7 years ago too. Anyway, if you think about it I would appreciate your prayers.
On a more exciting note, Rob and I found a place to live. We have an apartment that is only 2 blocks from the school! Yeah! I have never lived so close to the place I work. I'll have to take pictures and post them. It is a great place but has a few little quirks that are quite interesting. Well, everything has been going great with our new place until we had to go shopping. Rob and I attempted to go to the grocery store by ourselves. That was quite the experience. Everything was just so different. From the bread to the fruits to the place where you put your grocery basket. We had quite the experience trying to figure things out. At one point I just got so overwhelmed that we just ended our trip and left. So, we came home with out much food. The next day, one of the missionaries took me grocery shopping at a place where most of the missionaries do their shopping and I had a much better experience! I was never happier to see Jiff peanut butter in my life. This grocery store actually had quite a few thing that I recognized!!! I was so happy! We even found barbecue sauce (and if you know Daspits that is quite important!) We won't starve now!!! Anyway, I know what grocery store I will be shopping at. Tonight's dinner: chicken broccoli alfredo with wheat pasta! Yeah! our first American meal since we got here! The food is good here, I think we just need a little taste of home! Anyway I better go. Love you all!


Anonymous said...

glenn and i had tried to skype then found out your enternet wasn't up and running.will try again. sounds like a true adventure to me.your mom told me about trying to by pots and pans,what a hoot!
love you guys,melissa

Linds said...

That cracks me up about peanut butter... I think that is a common joy of all missionaries. My roommate from college is in Europe for 2 years, and her biggest joy is getting peanut butter shipped from home! She also LOVES it when she finds a McDonalds or Pizza Hut-- oh the joys of America that we take for granted!

Andy said...

sounds like quite an experiance and very much an adventure. love hearing about it and can't wait to see pictures.

Anonymous said...

my peecious children, ya taught this old man math. i know ya'll do fine!!!!!