Today was our first day at the school. Nora, Jen, and I were all wanted to get a feel for how things were before we decided what our plans would be. We went to mass with the sisters at seven and then caught a ride to the school. Sister Stella took us around to all the classrooms to introduce us to the kids. They were so cute. When we came in they would stand up and say " Good Morning Visitors" and then speal off about the class they were in and the school. They also say "I am fine how are you?" whenever you say hi to them. We could tell they did not understand us because when we spent more time in the classroom the kids would stare at us and giggle every time we tried to talk to them. Most of the teachers were under the impression that we were going to take over their classes today and some of them told their class to listen to our lesson when we walked in. Luckily the three of us were able to come up with something quickly. We read them Chicka Chicka Boom Boom and had them draw a picture and write their favorite letter. Hopefully things will be a little better tomorrow. The three of us have decided that on Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays we will each be in our own classroom. I picked Nursery Baby, the youngest group of students. There are 44 students in the class and they speak the least amount of English. i might have my work cut out for me! On Tuesdays and Thursdays the three of us will work together to do art and music for the remaining three classrooms. After school we decided to walk home. An hour and fifteen minutes and three major hills later we made it. Not bad for the first time. Probably the best part about the walk home were all the kids who flocked around us to hold our hands and walk with us. We were a little concerned that we were leading the kids past their houses, but they would eventually turn off down the road. Nora and I decided to go for a run in the afternoon. We were about to get started around 4:45 when the secondary down the street had just let out. There were so many people on the road staring at us. We felt so out of place so we decided to wait for a few minutes. When we left again around five the neighborhood kids joined us on our run. People seemed to stare less when we were with the kids. After our short run we played with the kids in the field. We had so much fun playing soccer! I could totally get into being a soccer player. There weren't really teams, although I'm pretty sure it was most of them against us all the time. We also tossed a frisbee around. We made the mistake of giving one of the kids a piggyback because then they all wanted one and kept launching themselves on our backs. I'm definitely going to be sore tomorrow. Nora, Joy, Cassie, and I have a 6am running date with the kids tomorrow... I guess its good that someone is helping me be motivated to get out of bed.