School started today and I'm so happy to be back. I am mainly teaching 5th and 6th grade, but I will have a few classes with 1st and 3rd. The students in 3rd were my kids last year and it's fun to see them again. The new 3rd grade teacher is a bit of hippie; however, I really like her. I walked in and the kids started banging the desks and chanting wildly, "ElisaBET, ElisaBET!" And then she started softly saying, "Now class, we are so lucky Elizabeth came all the way from America to be with us. Who wants to tell her thank you?" Blank stares and then they started screaming again. She continued, "Now class, what's our one rule? Who remembers?" Blank stares. "To love yourself, because if you can't love yourself, you can't truly love others."
Well, that's a little deep for eight-year olds, but okay. I like the idea.
The teacher kept going, "Now picture yourself in a field. And now petals of roses are falling all over your body. Softly.... Yes. Petals of rose... that are bright red..." And she turned on some spa music.
I feel like I'm going to walk in one day and they'll all be doing yoga :) Regardless, I'm excited. I'm glad I stayed in Madrid again.