At my school, Colegio Libertad (Liberty), we are on a hybrid schedule. This means that half the school attends in-person classes one week, then virtual the next. Then everyone switches.
Although virtual classes are more boring for me, I love going to school in-person. The people in my class were Zara, Yara, Samuel, Luis Baruc, and Isabella. I can make friends there, and the teachers are nice and are trying to help me learn Spanish.
We have many different subjects, some that I wouldn’t have if I were in Brevard: English, Spanish, music, P.E., computer, history, geography, math, and civics and ethics. English is clearly my best subject. Spanish is clearly not my best subject. My favorite class is P.E. because our teacher is so nice. We already knew her because she is the founder of NOE’s daughter.
There are many similarities to school in the US/Brevard. We get to play with our friends at recess, we have P.E. class in a gymnasium (not enclosed, but covered), I have teachers that care about me and want to see me learn, and we learn many of the same subjects.
There are also many differences. All the schools in Mexico wear uniforms. I like ours! We start at 7:45 and are done at 2. Then, we go home to eat lunch with our family. We eat a small snack like gorditas, tacos with the most amazing barbeque meat in it, spaghetti, etc. around 11 (but this is NOT our lunch). We have the doors and windows open all the time because there is no heating nor air conditioning in the buildings. We don’t use chrome books in our classes – only when we do things in the computer lab. We also take a lot of small breaks throughout the day.
On Thursday of last week, one of my classmates asked me to draw in her notebook because she liked what I was drawing. Of course, I said yes! I feel like I’m making friends and fit in at school. Please pray I can learn more Spanish and have good friends at my new school.