I did my last blog entry almost one week ago (ok, 5 days), so I think it's time to tell you more about my Canadian life. I'm sure you're all SO excited to hear about my first week :D
So, on Tuesday was my first "real" day of school, where I had lessons and so on. First lessons was Spanish and it was difficult, because the people ther speak Spanish fluently (it's their mother tongue), but the lessons was not so different from the German ones (we worked on a song called "La calle", so that's what we do in Germany, too).The teacher is very friendly, but she spoke Spanish so fast! I didn't found the room, but luckily I met one of the International Program teachers, she showed me how to get to my locker and to my classroom. Next was Math, which I had with the other German girl and a Korean girl. Math was SO easy, they talked about how to multiply fractions...I did this in Grade 7 or so on, however. My Math teacher was young, but nice and a really good teacher! Then I had spare (no classes). After I found the library (pretty difficult :D) I met the German boy so we spent the lesson chatting about Germany (my dialect was a topic too, of course...). Then we had lunch with the other international students. I love them all :P In the afternoon I had English Grade 11. The people there are all so old! We had to write a text about a topic (I wrot a short story on "a time when something good came from something bad"), so it was ok. And everybody has to bring a book, so that you can read when you're finished. And my English teacher is the footbal coach...but I think he's ok. My last lesson was Band. I like Band :) It was incredibly loud in the room, and my violine was really out of tune, but the teacher helped me and I was ok. We played some scales, Fugue in G Minor of Bach and the Fantasy Of Flight by Williams, including themes from Star Wars! Band is really one of my favourite subjects, I like the teacher, I like the people (another German girl playing the flute is in my Band class too) and I like the pieces. But I'm the only violine and I have to play the Oboe notes! After I found my locker (which took me a looooooooong time) we went home. I did a little bit of homework, but then relaxed, watched TV (2 Broke Girls, it's SO funny!), my host sister made a cake (it smelled so good) but I was tired and went to bed soon.
On Wednesday I had nearly the same schedule, but I had Choir in Lunch. The teacher is relly good, but he has high expectations. We came too late (emabarrasing...), but they sang only songs from the last semster, so we couldn't join anyway. Last lessons was spare (boooooring), because Band is only on Day 2s.
Well, on Thursday was Day 2 again, which means same schedule as on Tuesday. Spanish got even more difficult (I simply can't talk in Spanish really), in Math I even learned a little bit new. But I (and my Spanish teacher) decided that I would change courses. So I went to Ms Okano, the International Program teacher to change my schedule. I spoke with Mrs Zubricki, who did my schedule, and I changed into an easier Spanish (still Grade 12, but they don't speak fluently) and a more difficult Math class. So this is my schedule:
Math (Grade 11) Math (Grade 11)
Spanish (Grade 12) Spanish (Grade 12)
English (Grade 11) English (Grade 11)
I have to say, I like Day 2 more, because I don't have so many spares (they're really kinda boring, I read most times, because I have no homework) and I have Band, which is really fun! I forogt to say: Every lesson is around 67 minutes, then 5 minutes for class change (in which they alwas play songs, e.g. the Beatles!). After 3 slots (=lessons) is Lunch, and in the afternoon another 2 slots, so 5 slots each day, plus Lunch. School starts at 8.20 (8.25, after O Canada and all the announcements) end ends at 3.15. It's pretty relaxing, because I can get up at 7 o'clock. Aah, and during lunch we were at a meeting for the badminton team, but I won't go to the try-outs...to difficult, you have to be really good!
On Friday I had my new schedule, and this means new Math teacher. In the first 10 minutes I didn't understand anything, because the teacher has an accent and his handwriting is not so good! :P But the Geraman boy is also in this class, and he could explain it too me; at the end of the lesson I came to the conclusion that this Math is also easy... And Spanish: Spanish was so much better now! My teacher speaks slower there, and the people speak as many Spanish as I do, and we spent the lesson playing a game and practising the future, so it was fun! And before Choire I met my Band teacher and asked him if I could practise anywhere during my spare lessons. He said yes, so the spare slots won't be boring anymore! Good day :) Because: After school we went to Polo Park!! It's the biggest mall in Winnipeg and we went there with a group of about 15 internationals. We had to walk 10 minutes to the bus stop, it was SOOO cold, I almost died. Nooo :D It took us almost an hour to get there, including waiting at he heated (!) bus station. But it was worth it, we really had fun! First, we ate something (me Spagetti). There are so many stores, you can't decide what too eat. Then the Slovakian guy came to the silly idea of hammering onto a package of ketchup, which ended in the security asking him to leave the mall within 15 minutes, because ketchup was all over the tables and jackets of other costumers oO So, we went by, but not outside but to other stores. I reeeeeeally like the mall, there is a candy shop (this is paradise, I MUST by something there), a chocolate shop (second paradise) and of course lots of clothing shops. After a brief visit at Zeller's to buy rubbers and so on we went to the cinema and watched "Chronicle". I just say: I was really, really scared!! Then we went back to the mall and I did some shopping at Garage. I bought a hoodie and a shirt (with so cute bows on it :)), they were on sale. Then I bought some apple juice and the boys started throwing the bottle around which ended in apple juice on the floor and an empty bottle in our hands. So we left soon! I sware, one day we will getting thrown out of the mall! We took the bus home to a international student girls home (including waiting at the bus station, talking with a probably stoned man (we were scared afterwards) and discussing about the value of happiness or something like that...is was interesting anyway). My host father picked me up at this house, and I went to bed at 11:30 or so on :P But it was a really good (but long) day!
Soooooooo, I could write SO much more, but I think that's enough for today! :)
I hope you enjoy the photos of the mall!