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The first 2 days of school by Sky

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The first day of school was amazing, completely spectacular! I had so much fun and made so many friends.  At first I was very nervous and didn’t want to get into the group of 6th graders.  When the bell rang and the principal came out to give a speech I was forced into the group as the crowd behind me moved forward to hear the speech.  After the speech all of the children ran to the second floor to see their new classrooms and meet their new teachers.  As the 6th graders filtered into the classroom and took their seats I nervously sat next to kind-looking girl in the back of the class.  Her name is Eva, pronounced like Ava.

Here I am feeling a bit nervous while Paco is talking.

Here I am feeling a bit nervous while Paco is talking.

Then the teacher, Paco, told us about what he would teach and how he would teach it.  After a long talk the bell rang again and all of the children ran outside to recreo (recess).  They served churros and chocolate milk to the children and the parents.  They were hot and fresh.

The Churro chef!

The Churro chef!

The 6th graders all knew each other and wanted to meet the new girl (me).  I met all of the 6th graders, there are 4 boys and 6 girls including me.  All of the girls were super sweet and incredibly welcoming.  The boys were crazy, just like every other school.  Not only did I meet the 6th graders, but I also met and made friends with some 5th graders.  At least there are more girls than boys in my class, otherwise it would have been even more crazy than it was!  They really tried hard to be friends with me and I appreciated it. It was so much fun.  I wonder what tomorrow will bring?  I just can’t wait to find out!

Savvy finds a friend who can do the splits! She is a rhythmic gymnast and is excited that Sky and Savannah want to join her team!

Savvy finds a friend who can do the splits! She is a rhythmic gymnast and is excited that Sky and Savannah want to join her team!

Savannah with Ava and Ester on the first day of school. Sweet kids.

Savannah with Eva and Ester on the first day of school. Sweet kids.

Today was the first day of actual school, Eva picked us up at 8:30 to walk to school.

Savannah, Sky and Eva

Savannah, Sky and Eva

Off to school

Off to school

Yesterday, the first day, was more of a meet and greet kind of thing, where you don’t have any work. Today was hard for me because I don’t understand a lot of the questions that they are asking during class and the teacher’s handwriting is really bad so that made it hard.  I also didn’t know where to write.  The lined paper is different.  It has a big spot to write and a skinny spot to write, a big spot and a skinny spot and apparently you are supposed to write in the skinny spot.  During math I had forgotten that they use “points” for commas and commas for points.  It was really confusing.  Instead of a decimal in a number they write it with a comma and a number over 1000 is going to have a dot in it like an American decimal.  Ten thousand would be written 10.000.  This was really confusing for me but after I figured out the first few basic things class got really easy and then even easier when I figured out how to comprehend the questions better.  Since I don’t understand what most of the questions meant I would have to wait until we would be 1/2 way through a section for him to explain more.   It was hard but fun. I learned a lot today especially in math class. I can’t wait for tomorrow…