I made it to Ibadan. And it's beautiful.
We got out of the airport at about 7:30 and then drove to Ibadan. We had dinner with Karen and Equi - the principal and manager of the school - and then we went to bed.
The first bit of culture shock that hit me was the driving. I had heard it was bad, but I had assumed that it was Lake-Street-on-a-busy-night bad. Not there-are-how-many-lanes?-and-why-are-these-people-running-in-front-of-our-bus?-and-did-I-just-see-a-motorcycle-driving-ridiculously-fast-the-wrong-way? bad. It will take awhile to get used to.
Today, I met the teachers I'll be with this year. I'm really excited! They're so great and welcoming. :)
We haven't left the school yet, so I haven't yet seen the markets, or experienced too much of the culture, but on Saturday we have some time to leave the school.
Tomorrow, the new students come for a visit day. Then on Monday the other students will come and we'll have a whole day of meet and greet.
Here's my schedule:
I teach 4 classes of English everyday (5-8 grades).
Tuesdays and Thursdays I teach 4th grade reading.
Thursdays and Fridays I teach 8th grade literature.
I'll also be in charge of the singers for the Christmas musical, so for those of you who thought I should teach a glee club, I'll be doing just about that.
Well, I'm going to say goodbye for now, and I'll hopefully put some pictures on facebook or here in the next few days.