Happy April Fool's Day from India!
Today at dinner, one of the younger kids told me there was a lizard on the ceiling. When I turned around, he shouted "April Fool's". In my defense, just half an hour before, I tried to go to the school building and one of the girls was standing really still near the entrance. She told me there was a snake and we had to go grab a flashlight to investigate before walking past the bushes. No fooling on that one, so I was in a "critters are everywhere" mindset by dinner.
Today was also my first day teaching. I had third grade computers and ninth grade English, plus two study halls to observe and story time (Little Bear) with kindergarteners. During gym class, I was pulled into a volleyball game (hello, high school throwback) and promptly realized that I'm just as terrible a player as I was at 17. The only difference? My teammates were quite sympathetic about Miss Alyssa's lack of athletic skills and actually applauded my effort. Refreshing, really.
In other news, a kindergartener tried to tell me her name was also Alyssa, I've been drinking a ridiculous amount of chai, and I'm determined to get a few good writing lessons in before I leave.