One week of language school is in the books with fifteen to go. The first week proved to be a great start. We all admitted to enjoying school. The kids liked both their classes as well as their classmates. For the first time, the three amigos were flying solo. Levi is enrolled in a first grade class. It only took two days for his teacher to move him closer to the front. She gave him the choice of where to sit on the first day which naturally was in the back. Anyone of us that knows our Levi would say that the back would probably not be the best for him. No big deal. He is doing fine. Lilly enjoys her class. Her class also enjoys her. As we walk around campus we will so often hear others calling her name. Her soccer coach really seems to like the “ratista”(the mouse). Luke had no trouble entering his class. He was the only new kid in his class for this session. I felt sorry for him. Tough being the new kid. But, as Luke is, he seems to enjoy being the “special new kid”- having all the attention only on him!
Last week we took written and oral exams in order to place us with others of ability, and as expected Kerry and I are in different classes. If you must know, Kerry is in the more advanced class. I am ok with that. Kind of funny to see her in passing between classes. Sometimes we even sneak in a little kiss. Kind of like being back in high school. I wish that I was in her class. Since I am riding the short bus, I have a little more time to pursue other activities, as well as meet more people. I will mention that being in the bottom of the class has its advantages. Have you ever heard Spanish with an Irish accent. How about Spanish with a Korean accent. Well, those are some of my classmates. Pretty good stuff. We laugh a lot. Keeping with my passion for sports ministry, I have become friendly with an “hombre” su nombre Francisco. Francisco owns a sporting goods store. While the kids are participating in their after school activities, I hang out in Frank’s store practicing my new language skills. “Poco y poco” is what everyone says about learning the language. Most important is to get out and use it. I have also improved my kicking skills (hacky sack). As silly as it seems, the game has allowed me to connect with many. I have been playing with classmates as well as with teachers. Photos include another “Francisco” that I met while waiting for some friends.