Well, here we are after 3 1/2 years of raising support and language school, I am finally here in Ecuador. It has been a big transition but I am loving it here.
In the last month I have:
1. Finished Language School
2. Moved Continents
3. Furnished a house
4. Moved into my house
5. Learned to use a gas stove- I still don't know how to work the oven (I don't know how to light it with a match)
6. Setup my classroom
7. Started School
8. Gotten a parasite
and much much more!
Yes, that's right. On the first day of school, I woke up with a fever. I got a parasite. (Very common here in Shell. I just had to get some medicine for it from the hospital. However, I felt very crummy for a few days )
However, I love my little class. The kids are wonderful. They are so excited about school and even begging for homework (I have 1st and 2nd graders- they will change their opinion soon)
Below I added some pictures of my classroom and my house. Enjoy!
|The front of my house.|
|The Kitchen and the oven I don't know how to operate|
|The patio, backyard and grill|
|The passion fruit plant on my back porch|
|The pineapple that is growing outside my bedroom window|
|The 1st and 2nd grade classroom at the Nate Saint Memorial School|
|Math Calendar Board|
|Classroom Computer and Cubbie Holes|
|Word Wall and all of the animals painted on the walls. It's a jungle in there!|