18 August 2009

my class:)

Here are a few cute pics of my kids on the 2nd day of school---these pictures don't do their cuteness justice at all!! I'll try to get even better ones later this week and next.

I have 22 kids--13 girls and 9 boys

15 August 2009

little update

Hey:) So just a little quick update on life so far in Mexico:)

--I am enjoying getting to know people from school---the foreign teachers and also the native staff.

---My 2nd grade team is wonderful and I am so happy I am with them.
---We start with kids on Monday!!:) I'm nervous and excited and scared all at the same time!
---I am still amazed how beautiful it is!
---I have 22 kids in my class. They are all Mexican. 10 boys and 12 girls

---It is healing so well!! Praise the LORD!!!
---The other day i accidentally forgot a crutch at school--lol---so i guess that means it was time for using only one!:)
---I can slowly hobble around my apt and classroom without any crutches but not the stairs yet or walking very far at a semi-normal pace.
---here are the update pics as of last weekend after stitches came out:

---Love it!! I've had some great tacos, taquitos, guacamole, tamales and margaritas:)
---I keep forgetting to eat! haha...it's just so hot so i don't feel hungry often, just thirsty. And then the schedule of eating here is so different so it throws me way off...I usually eat a breakfast bar and then at school we have recess/lunch at 10:30 but i have duty so i eat during a special in the day(if i remember to bring something!) then i try to remember to eat a little after school b/c dinner here isn't till 8 or 9 if you go out or something.

---I need to learn how to make it now! haha

---Taking a taxi places still feels like a little communication adventure each time:) haha...at least i know my own address and all the main streets so I can help get myself home!
---I am looking forward to being able to walk more easily so I don't always have to find a ride or take a taxi to get little things.
---I really wish I had my own car to drive---it would be so much easier if i did---so i'll think about that more:)

---I have plans to find the church I heard about next weekend
---I'm nervous about going alone since I don't know Spanish and I am still a little "crippled" but I am also missing being around that community of believers a bunch so even if i don't understand i don't care b/c i know the people's hearts!

So basically I feel at home here so far---I'll update again after I've had the kids! Please pray for wisdom as I start this new teaching venture. I know I need patience, wisdom, and knowledge beyond myself. Pray that I will create good relationships with all my students and teachers. Pray that I will find and feel welcome at Agua Viva church, Pray that I will make good friends here.

Thank you for supporting me and loving me!! Feel free to email me anytime: juliamitt@gmail.com or leave me a comment! I would love to hear from you all!!!

many hugs and love!!

07 August 2009

the American School of Tampico---my new home in mexico!

Here is my beautiful school!!!!:) It sits on over 33 acres of land

This is the front main entrance gate

Here is the main entrance to the school

Here is the entrance to the elementary section.

Here is my classroom from the outside(the one with the circle window)

Here are pictures from the outside and inside of the classroom.

Here are the lovely stairs up to my class (before these there are 2 other flights! haha)

One view out my window:)

Here are more pictures of the school and grounds!

Amazing isn't it:)?!?!?!

Here are some pictures of the buildings and areas.

05 August 2009

mi apartemento en Tampico

So I'm not going to write much but mostly post pictures about the time in Tampico so far. Enjoy!:)

Here are my bags:) before the trip

Me by the pool on Monday kinda...i was in the shade the whole time:) i stayed in after that after the long traveling day.

Here I am trying to absorb more spanish through osmosis in the Hotel

My apartment is wonderful! The school provides it and they were so helpful, already had telephone hooked up, a little food and drinks in the fridge, and everything we needed set up!:) I'm so glad I'm here.

Extra room---ironing??:)

Dryer on porch (above)
Bathroom #3 (below)

My Room!!!

Here is my roomies room- Her name is Robyn. We met her and her mom (Melissa) tonight..so far seems great!

There are 2 bedrooms (with AC) with bathrooms, a living room, dining room, kitchen, a large study room, a laundry room, and another room with bathroom that is in the back of the place---it's all soooo big!!!:)

I hope to be able to post pics of my school soon too--there are a lot of stairs so my parents are gonna go around and take pics:) Hopefully on Friday I can post those---Then I may not have a lot of internet access for a little bit.

On Thursday I get my stitches taken out---seems scary. I hope it is better than I am imagining, but i'm not too hopeful right now. Pray!:)