It's hard to believe week 11 of school is starting! The kids have done great, and I have loved working with them. Frankly, I'm learning at least as much as I'm teaching!
Still, I thoroughly enjoyed the break from routine this weekend. I had the opportunity to meet with 5 other homeschool helpers/teachers (3 from the city, 2 from out of town). Some friends kindly hosted us at their "guest apartment," and we had a blast together!
We ate out at a little cafe which offered "pizza"-and it was quite good, though it had a sour cream sauce and the tomato came in slices on top! We dined early, because it's not considered proper for women to be out past about 6 o'clock!Then we traipsed back to the apartment, and (this probably won't surprise anyone) talked for a long time! It was really good to get to know each other better, and to share about our teaching struggles and triumphs. We laughed so much!!
Then it was time for some games. The picture below was a game that caused a lot of laughs! Yes, that is paper taped to my friends' foreheads (I had some too). On each piece of paper was the name of a Bible character; but the wearer had no idea which character. We each tried to guess our name using yes or no questions. We also played 4 on a couch and "The Dictionary Game."
The next morning we woke, ate a leisurely breakfast together, and traveled to the international church. It was so wonderful to spend time with my fellow teachers!