I made it back to Bogota for another year of teaching! I’ve been back for almost a week now, and it’s been busy, busy, busy.
The school looks a bit different since the new building is closer to a state of completion; fifth and sixth (I think) will be using a couple of the new classrooms this year, though they won’t have their drop ceilings yet. The new computer lab and library won’t be ready for at least a few more months.
This morning I translated, then “translated,” and finally gave up and summarized in Spanish for about 3.5 hours of meetings. That was draining.
Currently, I’m working out my plans for the eight computer classes I have again this year. I hope to finish before the night is through, but reality is often crueler than my naïve estimations.
School starts with a picnic this Saturday, with core classes starting Monday, and the regular schedule beginning Tuesday.