Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Holidays already...

We were blessed to have our first holiday on Monday! yay after only two days of school! Alison and I ran around doing our errands...let me just say how nice it feels to actually be able to handle "running around" on our own! I went to the Home Depot of Japan (Makeman) to buy some sand for my kids to use for letter and number practice then the crew went back to the Transit Cafe overlooking the water...The picture below is a product of my timer skills :) We sat outside where we were able to look out at the beautiful ocean, though it was a bit gloomy.
On Tuesday I had to give my first devotion of the year (it's going to come around once a month), oh to be at San Gabriel and do it once a year!! Anyways, this one goes out to you SG peeps...Apparently things will be no different in Japan than at San Gabriel when staff devotions occur...there WILL be tears! :) I only shed a few and quickly gathered myself together. I told Alison I would bring a box for hers next week!
Today I had a new student join my class. It was a bit stressful, but worked out in the end and I'm still here to tell you about it, so I guess that's a good thing! Ya know, it's really hard to read these four year old children. Many times it appears they are not understanding what's going on, but oh to have those moments when you realize they do get it! One of my parents was telling me after school how her son goes home and sings all the songs we're learning (songs for colors and numbers) and then shows them how to spell my name and just can't stop talking about school! Yay it just feels so good then! I'm realizing how much I'm needing affirmation being in such a different environment without my regular friendly faces. I also had the special privilege (sarcasm) of having before and after school duty. This basically means that I need to help unload the children from their cars in the morning then try to get the right kid in the right car after school! whew! hehe it's quite the sight!
I'm so excited! Right now I'm going to place an order for some supplies that will be shipped on base to one of our teachers address. Hallelujah! :)

1 comment:

  1. I know that you are doing a wonderful job and you are a treasure to those four year olds! I'm glad to know that you made it through your first devotion. Hopefully since they are more often the tears will be less. I love you and miss you!