My name has been changed to "Mitsa!" Because the majority of Russian names end in "a", they find it hard to remember that my name ends in "i". It's not only the kids, but the teachers as well that call me "Mitsa!" I have everyone call me at least six times before I actually reply. It takes a while for me to realise they're atually wanting to speak to me.
One little boy in the big group, Kirill, calls me Mitzi and its quite cute when one of the other children calls me Mitsa. He always stand up and says "No!, It's Mitzi". Julia our receptionist also thankfully calls me Mitzi. I should have continued using my Hebrew name, Ilana. At least it ends in an "A" and it would have been easier for everyone.
According to the weather, we should start getting snow flutters on Friday but they'll be washed away by the rain before the actual snow period starts which I was told should be November.
I went to yet another school yesterday. Not one of our kindergartens, it was Anglomania, the adult centre. I did a demo class with six 12 year old students just to see if I like it and if they like me. If things work out well, then I may only work at my kindergarten school in the mornings and go to the adult centre in the afternoons. If this does happen, the adult centre I go to will not be where I went yesterday but rather in a village close to me, called Pokrovskoye. I was told by the director of the adult centre that many celebrities live there and it's very much an upper class area and they are desperately looking for a native English speaker which much to my surprise, they are unable to find in the area.