We definitely were way under-prepared. We had been told that we weren’t really going to do anything but meet the kids and see the school, so we didn’t bring anything along with us. On top of that, we were wearing long skirts. You will read why this is a big deal in a bit.
When Kait and I arrived at the school this morning, the kids went nuts. We had sixth grade first, and they all came running out. The teachers didn’t even help us out at all. We figured since they already knew how to play soccer and we weren’t prepared for anything else that we would just do that. Playing soccer in long skirts I’m sure was epic for the people watching us, but not so much for us. The kids loved it, of course. They knew exactly why we were there. We played soccer with the kids from 8:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. We were supposed to be at Genesis by 10:00 a.m., but since neither of us had brought a watch, we didn’t know what time it was. It was also confusing because the entire school came out for a recess type thing around 9:00 a.m. and joined us playing soccer. We were completely overwhelmed and I just wanted to go home and cry.
The kids were so cute and loving, though. I really think I would have enjoyed today if I had been a little bit more prepared with what was going to happen.
We had also been told that all the kids there got English classes, but that was not true. None of the kids or teachers knew any English. It was just a frustrating day. I know it will take a while to get used to. I just have to stay positive. For the next few, days we will have to plan some good games where we can also incorporate some English. I am looking forward to the next month.