So, the first week of school has come and gone. I can see this year going by really quickly. I keep myself busy at school in any case, teaching five different classes (theology for 6, 7, and 8 and geography for 8 and 9), which meet for 90 minutes every other day, as well as having a homeroom class and overseeing the weekly chapels for the middle school and high school. It’s fun times. I like the smaller classes – my smallest is 9 and my largest is 17 – but I still need more room; the class with 17 doesn’t do very well in our room. I wish we could move around some more. Fortunately, our new school site is going well, and we are expecting to move in for the second half of this school year. The school is located in the newest high-tech development area in Chengdu, and as such, it’s a really big deal that we are going to be there. We are said to add credibility to the possibility of more international businesses coming to Chengdu. There was a huge to-do about the new building on Wednesday, with the American and Korean consulate generals, a big guy at Intel, a lot of other dignitaries, and about 150 members of the press in attendance. Very exciting! We’re also excited for our new apartments, to be done by next summer. Don’t get me wrong, we have wonderful apartments now, but the new ones are supposed to be even better, with a good amount of park area outside. There was discussion about a par-3 golf course going in, but unfortunately, I think that was pulled. 😕 Even still, it’s going to be great! Well, off to more work, planning for the upcoming week…

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