Friday, January 11, 2008

The New Year

So I only have about 5 minutes until I have to leave but I thought I would update you on stuff. This week has been crazy. I knew when I came in to work on Wednesday and there were only 2 cars in the parking lot, it would be a slow week. Well it has been slow as far a children go. I have had between 2 and 5 in each grade! So I have had plenty of time to work on lesson plans for this next term. Well that has completely consumed my days! But then I decided to take a look at the bulletin board in the teachers office. I rarely do this becuase it is all in Russian so I can't really understand it. Well I looked at my schedule and noticed that I have a 4th grade class on Friday. I have always had 4th grade on Mon and Tue. So I asked and they were like, yea the schedule changes every January. Well that would be great and all but I asked the day before I left and they told me it would be the same! So needless to say I have missed serveral classes this week. But I guess they were not too concerned because no bothered to say anything to me. Again, that whole communication thing is not really their strong point.

But on the better things. My friend Tania that I told many of you about, she has asked us to a New Years Eve party at her flat this Saturday night. The Russian new New Year is on Jan. 13th. So of course, thanks to mom, they have requested Death By Chocolate. So I went to Stockmanns yesterday to get the supplies to make it. I spent too much on a dessert and got lost! But it turned out to be great. And this time they had chocolate syryp! So this weekend is going to be a great chance to build relationships! I am really excited. And I hope to see Masha soon, as she sent a Christmas present home with Dacey for me! So that was really exciting. Gotta go for now, I'll update you on Monday about this weekends events!


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