I'm continuing my week-long series sharing what it's like to live and teach in Tanzania, East Africa! Through the ups and the downs, the mundane and the exciting, this is my home and I love it!!
If you missed Day 1, click here to read that blog post! It's been a BUSY and CRAZY week, so sorry about posting Days 2 and 3 late!! Such is life when we're 20 days away from the end of the school year!
I woke up Tuesday morning hearing one of my favorite sounds- the pitter patter of rain falling on the roof! It was SO CHILLY all day, and it was glorious! The crazy thing is that "cold" to us is 65 degrees!! But, seriously, I LOVE the rain, and welcomed it with open arms after almost 8 months of CONSTANT HEAT.
I live with six other awesome girls, and we all work at Hope School together! This is my view every morning- we all pile in our van, we've named her "Bessie, and head to school! I cherish these simple times together!!
My classroom theme for this week is the story of Moses! So today we learned about Baby Moses and how his mother put him in a basket and floated him down the river to the pharaoh's daughter to save him. To make it come to life, I used a baby doll and we took turns helping "Moses" float down our "Nile River" to the "Egyptian Princess" (or Prince) at the end! It was SO cute to see some of my littles rocking and holding "Moses" so lovingly!! The girls especially loved that part.
Most of us teachers eat lunch together in the school library! It's a great place to take a breather from the tiny humans and catch a break! The school cooks cook us AMAZING local and American-inspired meals, but the diet here is very starch-based. I've been making a lifestyle change and incorporating more veggies into my diet, and I've been bringing lunch to school. This is my sixth week of doing this, and it's gotten easier to say "No" to the carbs!
In the afternoons, I teach ESL for our "specials" or "electives" classes. Each day I teach a different grade level for ESL, and today I had 4th/5th grade! We worked on our speaking and listening skills with a fun partner activity. :)
My evenings are pretty consistent - work out, make dinner, eat dinner, relax, go to bed! #lifeofateacher This weekend I'll have more to show!
Thanks for checking out what life looks like this side of the globe!! How's the weather where you are? If you're a teacher, how many days of school do you have left?!
Much Love, Allie