I have been quiet on Twitter and my blogs lately because I have experienced major life changes that have taken all my energy. I’ve moved from the Midwest in the USA to the small island nation of Bahrain in the Middle East.
I’m eating new food, sleeping in a new bed, and walking across two parking lots and up an elevator (lift) to go home instead of driving past ten miles of corn and soybean fields.
I’ve also said goodbye to junior high land, and have taken on the daunting role of English teacher to two kindergarten classes. I have 50 students in all, and I see each class for 1.5 to 2.5 hours a day, depending on the day of the week. The students are beautiful, loving, fun, and I am fully charmed.
As I’ve always said, I am a lifelong learner. Since I have a million things to learn, that’s a good thing!
I’ve also been “eating my words” when it comes to some of the things I’ve espoused and commented about freedom and choice in the primary classroom. Right now, I have a seating chart and even a behavior chart! These are things I’ve definitely shied away from in the past. So much to learn!
I am in my second week. Actually, even though it’s only Tuesday morning right now in my old stomping grounds, I’m actually 3/5 of the way finished with my second week. The weekend is Friday and Saturday and I’m 9 hours ahead of Iowa, so I just finished teaching on Tuesday, the halfway day. To be sure, I have not gotten used to the days of the week here!
Right now I’m getting my tail whupped, but I’m trusting God to fill in the gap.
I also want to listen and learn from you.
A few pictures on a Flickr set: