"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, 'plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.' "
Jeremiah 29:11

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Día del agricultur costarricense

Almost two weeks in…y tengo mucho sueño ahora.  I’ve finally moved out of the jungle, thank goodness.  I am now able to brush through my hair, and the number of bugs that bite me is decreasing daily!  I have mostly unpacked and semi-organized my belongings.  I made my first “big” purchase since I’ve been here—un abanico.  (a fan!)—Que calor tiene este país.

When I interviewed for this job I was told that the number of resources at the school is limited so I would have to be creative.  That was an understatement.  I got a desk for my sixth grade classroom today though! The large majority (or all) of the furniture—like my desk—is donated.  By who?  I don’t know.  Hopefully some more student desks will show up before the end of the year, because I have seven 5th graders, but only 5 desks.  They have been using tables until this week, but wondered why they were one of only two classes who didn’t have desks.  So another teacher and I rounded up all of the extra desks in each classroom and did a little feng shui.  My class was SOOO excited to have desks! 

Yesterday was Día del Agricultur so all classes were cancelled after 1 pm.  The Preschool and Kindergarten groups all dressed up like their favorite fruit or vegetable and had a little parade.  They were adorable.  Some of the classes had made food to sell, there were games, prizes, and lots of fun. 

My excitement for yesterday started well before 1 pm yesterday!  I was in my 5th grade class teaching English when one of my students yelled “Teacher, look!”  He pointed up to the hole in the ceiling and right there, was an iguana.  I learned a lot of useful tips and tricks in Classroom Management at Flagler, but I have to say that an iguana in the ceiling is one topic that was left uncovered. 

the baby dinosaur that joined in on my English lesson

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