Hi everyone!! This is just a little update on my school and some other things. Mainly school though.
So last Monday I had my first day at Gymnazium Nad Štolou. Surprising my enough I wasn’t too nervous, not leading up to it at least. I started to get the nerve when I walked into my classroom, I think they all thought I was lost. So I just kinda sat down and tried to look like I wasn’t having a mini panick attack. After about a minute one of the girls sitting behind me introduced herself(in Czech) and I told her my name and that I was from Canada. I think they were all kind of interested, so it was nice that I got to meet many of the people in my class right away. How school works in Czechia is you have one class that you have all your subjects with, I really like it this way because then I can get to know everyone in my class better than if I had different people in all my classes. The first day of school was only about two hours, which was quite nice, and afterwards some girls invited me out with them!! I was so so happy and I had a great time. They made an effort to include me in the conversation the whole time, but sometimes it was nice to just be a part of a group, even though I didn’t understand anything. On Wednesday I got the chance to hang out with another Canadian, who’s also from BC. We had a great time and I really enjoyed her company, it was nice to have someone around that reminded me of home. Over the week I introduced myself to my teachers, what I’m doing in many of the classes, is working on czech, other classwork or homework. This is because I have a very limited grasp of czech and therefore can’t understand many of the lessons. My favourite lessons are French and English, it’s great to be able to understand stuff, and to be able to participate. I’ve also learnt some new words through these classes as we’ve been givin some work sheets that have both the French(or English) and then the Czech beside it. So far I am very happy with my school, even though some of my classes are a bit boring as I don’t have much to do(I didn’t have any assigned homework this past week). I’m the free blocks I have I’ve been spending them in the library, I really like it because it’s very quiet. I was looking through their book selection and I found many Terry Pratchet books as well as the Rangers apprentice and Harry Potter series’s. I’m excited to read those once I have a better vocabulary.
Now on to a different topic. There isint much else, but jybhost sister has been quite sick this past week and I’m really worried about her, so that’s been the bad part of the week. I’ve also sometimes found t dificult to communicate to my host mom, not just because of the language barrier, but sometimes even when I treanslate the question she doesn’t answer it, so I don’t really understand or like that. But overall it’s been a fantastic week, and I’m ready for school again tomorrow.
Bye for now!