After Spanish classes we had to rush over to Universidad Mayor. We met up with one of the women to accompany us to School 25! This was an interesting day to tour the school because it was just before Chile was playing against Spain in the World Cup! Many of the girls had their faces painted and wore all kinds of digestive Chilean futbol gear! Even the youngest children were chanting my favorite cheer, “CHI CHI CHI, LE LE LE, VIVA CHILE!” We had a meeting with the principal and our cooperating English teachers to talk about the schedule next week before walking the grounds and seeing some of the children! It was so fun to have them walk up to us and say,”Hello!” When we would ask, “How are you?” There was some confusion but it was to start gauging how much English they know. From my initial impression, the English teacher I will be working with seems really great and I am looking forward to tagging along with her on her packed days of teaching 4th-8th grade English!
The tour wasn’t very long because everyone was in a hurry to watch the game so our group headed to one of our favorite restaurants, Bavaria! It was packed and everyone was cheering for Chile! This game was very important because they were playing Spain, who are the defending champions of the World Cup! Big deal!