Their system is a bit different and seems more friendly. Since there are 22 foreign folks working here I guess they need to streamline everything. They sent out a mass-message asking us to respond to a survey by the second-to-last week of this month. I already enthusiastically filled mine out and handed it in. My answer was a definite, "YES." I want to stay at the school and even continue teaching first grade math.
Looking back things were a bit rough last semester, especially in the beginning. But I have definitely gotten use to this age group and school. There were a few snafus with one of the homeroom teachers, mostly over communication and misunderstandings. Yet this semester has been steaming along quite nicely.
There is the drama festival we are working on, which has caused a lot of schedule changes. Yet I am trying my best to be a trooper and follow along.
I am really hoping to get good news at the end of this month. Halloween has never really been a happy time for me lately. Let's hope this year will be different!