So the past few days have been filled with fun and excitement. I have now been teaching for 2 weeks and am starting to get the hang out it, in terms of how to handle the kids and where all their reading levels are at. But also because I understand what they are saying, we’ll at least a few words of what they are saying. Being that I am in Ulpan and today is one of the last few classes, I am disappointed that I am not further along than I am but at the same time, I am impressed with how much I remember from it and how much of it I can speak. I am not as afraid to just say what I think is right and then be corrected with the correct term or the proper way of saying it. I will definitely continue to learn Hebrew even if I am not in Ulpan, I will learn it through the students that I am teaching and through every day interactions. Also this week, I confirmed that I am going to my teachers house for Rosh Hashanah and I will be meeting her parents. I am excited to be celebrating this holiday in Israel because Rosh Hashanah is the Jewish New Year and being in Israel for it is very special for me. This holiday is a time to reflect on last year and make new resolutions for the new year.
So today was a productive day. It started off me going for a bike ride and then we all did an activity together to see how everyones first week at school was. For the most part, we all had positive things to say but there were a couple of comments that were true but at the same time hard to hear. After that, we wrote on water balloons a new years resolution for Rosh Hashanah and then threw them at each other. I will say that it was extremely fun doing all that. Right after that, we all went bowling and let me say that I haven’t gone bowling in at least 6 months and it was amazing. But it was also a lot of fun to just be with everyone. After that, I went to get my bike fixed. So, I got a used bike for free and it didn’t have peddles, so I immediately got new pedals and then late last week, I realised that the gears don’t change and for me, that is an issue. So I went and got it fixed.
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