We’ve had a good couple of days at work! Sherin brought some magic-grow animal capsules (the ones you put in water and they expand), so we used those to teach colors and animals today. The kids loved them! One of the teachers has been really great to work with, helping us with the kids and giving us tips. We really love her; she reminds me a bit of Mrs. Mercer. Unfortunately, the teacher in the other class does not help at all. Today, she left just as we walked in, leaving us with a class of screaming kids. She walked out of the school and didn’t return for twenty minutes. The lack of respect was just upsetting. Thankfully, the teacher we like helped us calm everything down. There are a few kids in each of our classes that are really just so much brighter than the others. It would be nice if they could have special tutoring or something, because they have so much potential, and they really want to learn.
For the weekend… Thursday here is basically Friday, because Egyptians have Friday and Saturday off. We also requested Sunday and Monday off work, because we’re going to the beach!
We’re taking an overnight bus to Dahab tonight, and I’ll wake up tomorrow for my 19th birthday on the beautiful beach! About 20 of us will be staying in a hostel there and spending the day outside. Snorkeling there is supposed to be amazing, so I’m really excited for that. We’ll be hiking Mount Sinai and seeing Saint Catherine’s Monastery too. It’ll be nice to have a relaxing weekend, away from Cairo and the really touristy sites that we’ve visited so far. It should be a good birthday weekend!