|Matt creepin' behind his Chilean man-friends|
|Maida is a wonderful friend.|
As promised, below are some pictures of my classroom. The room was quite hospital-like when I first arrived. I hoping it's a bit more colorful and child-friendly now.
|Calendar, Schedule, Time Area|
|PYP (SC's program) corner|
|Gigantic whiteboard with projector!|
I will be sure to post more pictures of my classroom & the campus and comments are always welcome! I'm really looking forward to this school year. It is going to be a big change from my past experiences, but I hope to learn a lot from the children and my fellow teachers. Santiago College uses the International Baccalaureate PYP Program as its basis. It is a very student-driven, exploratory, and whole-child approach to learning. These concepts and ideas have always been familiar to me, but seeing them in action is amazing. Last, but not least on the SC front, "Ms. B" is in temporary retirement. At SC, the teachers go by their first names or simply "Miss." So, now, I am "Ms. Sara." Gotta say, doesn't have the ring that Ms. B does.
Matt has picked up a few more tutoring classes, which have kept him busy. He also consistently gives bicycle tours every weekend. Saturday and Sunday mornings can be quite rough, to say the least. We continue to try new foods and visit new places when the time permits. We routinely visit "La Vega,"
our fruit and vegetable market, on Sundays and cook at home throughout the week. In addition, we celebrated our 3 year togetherness anniversary last Friday. We went to the local Chinese restaurant and had 2 for 1 cocktails. We like to keep it fancy.
|No whiskey, had to settle for rum.|
Looking forward, Matt's birthday is creepin' up real quick (next Tuesday, the 27th). He loves when I remind him that he'll be turning 28 and I'll still be 27. He likes to think he's dating a younger woman. On the 30th, we will have friends over for a little Happy Hour with cake. That weekend, we are going to Lollapalooza, a weekend-long music festival to continue the celebration. We hope we have "Maquinaria luck" again.
|Happy Birthday Vale!|
(Charlie loves signing.)
Matt here for one final addition....enjoy!