Friday, October 7, 2011
Pedrola week 1
This was my first week back to work. I started on Tuesday since my schedule gives me Mondays off, yay! I work the mornings the other 4 days and have private lessons in the afternoons and evenings. Everyone at my new schools are very nice. I was nervous about being back in a grade school and high school but, so far so good. Most of the kids are enthusiastic and the older ones are semi-enthusiastic. My schedule is 3 weeks long and it rotates so that I am able to see almost all the levels. These first weeks are just me introducing myself and then them asking me questions. Sometimes I get crazy questions like "what do I think about the economic depression in the US?" to the more common "do you like Spain?" They have been some funny classes and it is very easy for me. I thought travel back and forth to the school would be an issue because this town has hardly any transportation options. There are only 2 buses a day that leave from Zaragoza and the first one leaves at 1 in the afternoon, and since school is done at 2:30 not an option. I am able to be in a carpool since about 50 teachers live in Zaragoza. Tonight is the start of the huge festival in Zaragoza, it lasts for 10 days. I took pictures last year and I will take pictures this year as well. Last year the main concerts were split between the square and calle Independencia but this year they will all be held on the square due to the tram construction. I am glad to be so close to the events but at the same time I know it will be difficult to sleep due to the noise!