Sunday, November 28, 2010
Thursday, November 25, 2010
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Friday, November 19, 2010
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Friday, November 12, 2010
- Walking past a portrait of the Queen of England several times a day
- Spelling things the British way (favourite, honour, theatre, metre...)
- The metric system
- Being called 'miss' by everyone (students and colleagues)
- Writing in cursive (so far I've avoided doing this one)
- Looking younger/shorter than half of the students (remember this is a K-12 school)
- The view of the Andes from the teacher's lounge (pictures to follow at some point)
- The coffee/tea/cookies that are served during the first break (although I only actually enjoy one of those things, I'm sure you can guess which one)
- The 45 minute lunch break (the middle school I was at last year had a 20 minute lunch)
- The FREE totally edible lunch for the staff (complete with salad bar)
- Free periods everyday while students study Spanish, music, PE.... (we're talking a minimum of 1.5 hours free per day...up to 3.75 hours...not including lunch and other breaks)
- The kiosko on campus where you can by almost everything they sell at a 7-11 (minus all the things that require you to be 18 years or older)
Monday, November 8, 2010
Today I had an appointment at the my new job to sign my contract for next year. I was really excited to find out that I will most likely be teaching fifth grade. After my meeting with the bursar I was told the head of the junior (elementary) school wanted to meet with me. As it turns out, a fourth grade teacher is sick and will be out for two weeks. And guess who they want to fill her spot? Obviously it's me, otherwise why would I be writing about it. So I start tomorrow! From what I was told the students are working on the following things:
Friday, November 5, 2010
This job greatly outranks both of the other positions I was offered before. Here’s why:
1) The school is actually located inside Santiago.
2) They offered me a lot more money.
I will be going back to the school on Monday to sign the contract.
And what’s even more important, is that once the contract is signed I can go back to planning my upcoming tour of Southern Chile.
See, I told you it was good news.