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off to a great start

well, not my first week with the kids because i went to bed late ONE night and Ive been off all week.Not to mention that my car being serviced is taking an entire week so Im back to carpooling (which I didnt include in my budget and riding in and out of tourist club daily is killing it!!). Yes, I just got the car but after driving it for a week, there were some things I needed them to look at and its under warranty so its all good.

Anyway...the first day (and week) has started off slowly.At least for me because I dont have new aka screaming kids. My class of kids is used to a routine and they listen and my coteacher is very good at teaching the kids. I am ever so happy in the class :-). Today she worked up a sweat changing things in the room and thats a great thing. The collaboration is good but I like it better when more ideas and coming from her in this regard because thats what we are here for,to facilitate the thought. Whereas before they were told how the rooms were to be and now they are figuring it out-how it will work best, center placement,room structure, what will or wont work,etc. I had to leave her today because I was carpooling but Ill be interested to see it tomorrow.And so will the kids because its TOTALLY different than it was last year or at the beginning of this year even.

Im ready to start teaching. Things wont be so easy next week though as we will be getting kids from another school that has closed. Who knows how these kids will feel about all of this going on. I dont even know if they went to school last year. It will be quite interesting. Its ok that it wont be that easy,challenges can be good.

And speaking of challenges. Ive been trying to help the kg1 teachers with any info I have as well as some resources.Its cool to have so many heads together instead of there just being a small group of us. I hope it will feel more like a team with all of us and that it will be more cohesive this year on all parts.

Im thinking of doing OOTD videos for here but of work outfits,lol. It would just be to showcase the Jalabiyas because there are so many questions about what they look like and if they are appropriate for school.Maybe when my connection stops being so sloooooooooooooooooowwwwwwwwwwww.


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It's coming.

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Moroccanoil Soap

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Today, I ran across this product

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