I had a really great day today. In the morning, my classes were very good and I thought that I learned a lot. After class we went to school 25 to meet the teachers that we will be working with and see the school that we will be working in. I really enjoyed seeing and learning about this school because it was so different from the schools in the United States. The children at the school need to wear uniforms to the public school so some of the children were wearing uniforms and others were dressed in the country’s colors in preparation for the futbol game against Spain which was today. Also, the school looked very different because it included an open air courtyard at the center where the children could play during recess without the teachers needing to worry about watching them too much. The children could be seen playing from all around the school. It will be interesting to see more differences when I actually begin working in the school. When I talked to my teacher she was very nice and she actually took me to each of the classrooms of the students that I would be working with and introduced me to the children. They were all very cute and were extremely excited to meet me. I can’t wait to start working with them. One other great thing that happened is that I found out that I would be paired with a kindergarten teacher in the morning because the English teacher who I am working with only works there in the afternoon. I am very excited about this because now I will get to have two experiences instead of just the one and will learn from two teachers.
After the school we went to a restaurant to eat lunch and watch the futbol game. The game was really fun because Chile did extremely well and the fans in Chile are crazy. Every time that Chile scored a goal the fans went crazy cheering and celebrating. I am very glad that we came to Chile for el Mundial and also glad that I went home after this game. As I was walking home people were still celebrating by doing cheers, honking cars in sequence to a cheer, blowing into horns on the sidewalk, and dressing in Chilean colors. It was also interesting that I continued to hear horns blaring for hours after I arrived home which is much longer than we would celebrate even a superbowl win in the states.
At night the last thing that we did was go to a discoteca at night since the school provided free entrance and drinks. I did not drink very much but I enjoyed dancing a lot. I personally thought that the music was much better than in the U. S. because I love the rhythm of the Latin music that they had mixed into the popular American music. I do not have much experience with clubs in the United States so it is impossible for me to compare the two but I did have a lot of fun and even though I wasn’t trilled before leaving, I’m glad that I went.