Heike has been organizing our trip to Germany, and she came to the elementary school today to help us begin our lessons. She took some pictures and shared them with us. Our school is in Herbern, closer to my host family. Today we only had 2 classes. It turns out that we will see all of the children at the school at least 2 times this week. Three of us have been placed at this school and we were given our own classroom where the students will visit. For the first time with each class, we are going to teach about the American Flag, as you can tell in the picture. The students were able to count the stripes and color their own flag.
The weather was sunny and warm today, so I was able to go on a bike ride with my host family this afternoon. We spent much longer on the bike than I expected, but I really enjoyed the ride. They have been so nice. Tonight I have had the most free time ever (hence three blog posts at once), but the rest of the week already looks busy. The host families are constantly planning small trips to take after school. They want to show us around and do a lot of things with us. We also have group activities in Werne planned for Thursday and Friday. Hopefully I will still have time to update you this week.