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National Week

This entire week of school was dedicated to National Day. We had a "free day" each day after 10 where there were presentations (for lack of a better word) in the gym. The children dressed in their flag colors and the boys wore kanduras. They were so cute in them! We also did not teach this week as the Arabic teachers were teaching about National Day as well as some other things.
After work, we ate together and I found out that one of the teachers is getting married so I may be invited to a wedding in 2 weeks. We/they talked about marriage and I listened about the varying perspectives on arranged marriage versus a "love marriage". The way they viewed it seemed probably as odd as arranged marriages seem to us. They also laughed about how much we work and they told us not to think about work once school was out and to enjoy our break.
I am enjoying the break but Ill be working this weekend definitely.
In regards to work. I came in when so many things were going on and our school was short teachers so many changes happened once I got in there to get us on track. . .Ive not done a lot of teaching. Been going over the routine of the class. Putting things back on the shelves is going to be a task and thats putting it mildly,lol. I am building relationships though and sometimes Im amazed at how Im seeming to make connections with a couple of the difficult ones.
All in all, Im so  happy to be in the class Im in as the teacher has no problem with me putting things up. Things happened and I ended up in that room. Favor is a wonderful thing!

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