Fragmento de una carta que nos ha mandado Alba Roche, alumna de 6º de primaria que este año está estudiando en USA.
I am Alba Roche González. I should be a student in 6th grade in Maristas, Cartagena, Spain. However, I have come to live to Kansas City in UUEE because my mom has been hired to work as a teacher here.All the family has come with her to have a year of adventure.
I am writing this diary because my homeroom teacher in Spain asked me before coming and also because he has recently sent a video of him and my entire class. Dear Paco Cortina and partners, I ALSO MISS YOU!!!! Thank you so much for your greetings!!!!!!
I am going to start from the very beginning of this trip.
July 19th, my family and I travelled from Madrid to Iceland and spent the night there. What can I say about Iceland? It was freezing!!! Next day, we travelled to Kansas City. By the time we were there, we were very tired because we had been traveling for many hours. The people that hired my mom were waiting for us at the airport and took as and our 11 suitcases to a city called Lawrence. We stayed there for a week in a marvelous hotel. After this week, we moved to our new house in Overland Park. We had nine days before school started.This nine days were all about preparing everything we needed: things for the house, school materials, getting a tennis club for my siblings and me to play, a soccer club for my brother, learn were to do the groceries, and things like that.
My New School- John Diemer Elementary School
My first day was all about getting to know my teacher and partners.And it was really fun!!!!
Then we got started with the real classes. I now have 3 teachers. School here is kind of hard. I am learning a lot of mathematics because my teacher is really hard and also because we have one hour and a half Math class everyday. My teacher used to be a military and has gone to the war twice. Besides, here things are a little bite different. For example, 3.000, 50 is here 3,000.50!!! Also, here they have studied things like equations with x and y, so I had to catch up.
Concerning my English, I think I have learned a lot. I am using words that I never imagined I would use.
Paco, this picture was specially taken for you. This is the decoration of a 4th grade class in my school.
Our neighborhood is amazing. I have all my friends 3 minutes away!!!! There are squirrels every were!!!! Here it rains a lot so everything is very green,there are thousands of trees!!!! The houses are beautiful. A curious thing is that have no fences around them and most of them have the american flag standing on the front yard.
Our daily routine
Our daily routine is very different compared to Spain .First of all, we go to school by bike and it takes us around 5 minutes to get there. On the zebra cross there is always a volunteer with a STOP sign during school hours to stop cars and help students to cross. The buses are like in the movies. YELLOW!!!!
We go to school from 8 a.m. to 3:10 p.m. That means that we have lunch there. We take our own lunch everyday. People have lunch at 12 a.m. and diner around 6 or 6:30 p.m. That is for us the most difficult custom.
When I have tennis class after school, I finish at 6 so it is difficult to have dinner at 7 p.m.
On the weekends
We are up to everything. They play park in our school is always and we sometimes go there. If we know about any new thing going on, we try to go. For instance, we have gone to an Ethnic Enrichment Festival (1), or to a American Football Game (2), or to a Baseball Game (3), or to the so called “Giralda de Sevilla” in Kansas (4). We always ride our bikes or we go for walk searching for squirrels.
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THAT WONDERFUL VIDEO!!! I have told my teacher here, maybe we will record one in my class and send it to you!!!