So far this year, school has been surprisingly great, much better than I thought it would be two weeks ago. Although my first day this year was weird and uncomfortable, I now know all the faces of my classmates, and I have many new friends. I’m also getting to know my teachers, lessons and new school schedules. My daily routines are much easier.
My class in school is pretty international, which is fun. Besides me, an American, there’s a boy in my class who’s Chinese, and another who says he has lived in Chicago and Brazil. Also, my friend Lisa, from last year, is going to go to Canada as a high school exchange student in June for three years. What a great opportunity! And guess what? Her host family has a pet pig!!! I will miss her.
Already, we have been busy. In May, all the third year students are going on a trip to Kyoto and Nara. We will be there for three days and two nights. Each class will separate into groups with seven to eight people, and each group gets to pick where to go. Everyone’s pretty excited, and it’s a great way to get to know the people in your class a little. At night in Kyoto, the whole school will stay in a huge ryokan (a Japanese style inn) which all the teachers are saying is beautiful. And from what I hear, my dad is going to be jealous when he sees what I will be eating for dinner!!
Yep, school is different, and I am still getting used to it. But I LOVE IT!!! This is going to be a great year.