To be honest, this week didn't really hold anything terribly exciting. On Monday, all the new teachers thought that we would be able to get into our classrooms and work on decorating and so on, but we had a change of plans when we were told that someone was taking all of us to immigration to obtain our work visas (or our FM3 as they call it here). We had an appointment at 9 so we got there promptly, but the person who does FM3s was not there when s/he was supposed to be...sooooo we were there until about 1:30 (when they close). The whole day was spent at the office just talking and hanging out, waiting to get them. When the guy actually "interviewed" us, it wasn't even an interview, the most difficult question was converting weight to kilos and height to meters. It made me laugh a little, because Mexicans have so much trouble getting a tourist visa, let alone a work visa and we just waltzed right in and had our FM3 on the same day! The first week we were here, Cecilia took us to a photographer to have our pictures done. We weren't allowed to smile and had to tuck our hair behind our ears. All of them turned out really funny. And really touched-up. But hey...I'm not complaining!!
|Megan waiting for her FM3. She's really happy.|
|I'm not an immigrant anymore!! Nice picture, huh?!|
|Look! No hands!|
|Precious little puppy at the taco stand. I gave him food.|
|Best day ever!|
Wednesday through Friday, we got our Social Security Numbers (which means we have healthcare now! And hopefully a bank account soon...), we participated in training for teaching at an International Baccalaureate school (because that's what the American School is), and we got to work in our classrooms. Here is what mine looks like so far...I'm going back today to do some finishing touches before the kids and parents come pick up their stuff tomorrow.
|All of my homeroom kids' stuff on their desks.|
|Activity rug, word wall, and star student!|
|My desk! Full of junk...imagine that!|
I'm going to put pictures from home on the blue lockers,
so my kids can see all of y'all!!
|The view from my desk.|
As I said, I've got a few finishing touches!
I get to meet my kids and their parents tomorrow! I'm really exciting, but kinda scared. Prayer would be greatly appreciated. For Megan and I, both! We're about to start on an exciting, happy, scary, fun, annoying, wonderful journey with our kids and their parents and our co-workers. To be honest, I just want the first 2 months of school to be over. So we would have already established a routine and I would know what to expect! ha. After tomorrow, I will be sure to post about the first day. It's only a half day, and the kids are just coming to pick up their books. Tuesday, we actually start in the classroom. Ahhh!
Thanks for reading! And check back for an update about the first week. I love y'all!! Besos <3.
|Soaking wet from walking back in the pouring rain...|