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First Week = First Impressions

Hola,
We are about to finish up the first week or few days of being in the school. Tomorrow is Friday but it is a special celebration for the school which means no classes. Instead we will be celebrating Saint George's day or Sant Jordi in Spanish. It is a very big tradition here in Barcelona and the actual day is Sunday but the catholic school we are in uses Friday for a big celebration with food, games, and fun for all students and staff. The tradition is based on a legend here and the guys give the girls roses and the girls give the guys books. It is very similar to Valentine's Day for us in America. I am excited to be apart of this and see how it all works out.
My first impression of the school was that it is very huge. It could very well be a small college campus only in one area. It goes all the way from 2 years old to 12th grade. They speak three different languages at the school; Spanish, Catalan, and English which is very different from our schools. They start school …

First Few Days

Hola from Barcelona,

This week has been exhausting and a whirlwind of emotions. I wish I could say that I haven't been struggling with letting my anxiety get the best of me but that would be a lie. The first few days have been very hard for me. I have been very homesick and upset. The 7 hour time difference does not seem to be helping with this issue. However, I have gotten to FaceTime the ones I love dearly and that has helped along with the amazing support system I have behind me and all of the prayers being sent my way.
Today has been better. I have stayed as busy as I can. The only time it has hit me today is being alone at night getting ready to go to bed. I am going to embrace as much of this experience as I can and continue to stay busy the rest of the trip knowing that it will fly by and I will be home before I know it.
The first few days of school have been very different but an awesome experience. I am working with first grade boys who are very busy but love learning. Th…