Our apartment is surprisingly modern and large. I was thinking it would be more like European size apartments, but it is definitely more like an American-sized place. We have 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, a family room, formal living/dining area and kitchen. We look across the street at an olive grove. It is on a quiet road, only a couple minutes drive to school, and more importantly for Shanna, close to a Starbucks.
The first week of school went very smoothly. Kids are kids regardless of where you are at, but I feel like I have a great group who are very bright, have personalities, and seem to enjoy school. Behavior issues should be minimal. I feel like I am actually going to get to focus on teaching! Last night, we went over to a friends house and enjoyed playing cornhole on their rooftop overlooking the city. It was pretty sweet.
For those who are teachers, here is my schedule. I have so much planning time. At 1:30, I am done for the day!
9:30-9:45 Morning break
12:40-1:20 Read Aloud/Pack Up
Our "formal dining area." It can actually fit eight people. Our balcony is behind the white curtain.
This is our kitchen. We are desperately missing a dishwasher along with a dryer.
Our guest bedroom. A nice, comfortable queen size bed awaits you. Please come to Jordan, we would love to have you!
Our master bedroom. Finally, a king size bed.
Our jacuzzi tub in the master bath. A pleasant surprise for both Shanna and Ryker.
A view from our balcony. The olive grove across the street.
Our ride. A Mitsubishi Lancer with what I like to term a 1 cylinder engine. It has no power, which is difficult with all the hills here in Amman.