Today was the first day of school! It was a very exciting day. The last month has been very exciting, as the group of people who started the school have tried so hard to squeeze their vision into the physical building! International schools are backed financially by a very rich person, or a group of rich people. There is a group of 10 people who are the founders of the school, who have all be part of the process from the beginning. They are a very inspirational group, and I have to say that with all of the stress and chaos that has surrounded us this past week with working in a construction zone, and with the Egyptian bureaucracy (more on that in another post!) we have all remained friends and have a very close feeling of family.
Our classrooms were finally finished last Sunday (the work week here in Egypt is Sunday to Thursday- something that is very hard to get used to!) and we were all supposed to get into our classrooms that day. I arrived to find that I had half of a floor and no furniture. It took until Thursday at lunch to finally get my floor in place. The marble under the laminate had cracked and needed to be replaced. So Thursday afternoon, the dedas (maids) and I cleaned. Then I spent the entire weekend at school working to get set up. The end result is good, but I sure am tired!
I had a great day with the kids! I have one of the largest classes in school, with 17 children. So far so good! I am glad to be a part of this school, and to be starting out something new. I took the children for a tour of the school and we had a look at the pool...
|Miss B, can we go for a swim?|