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Building Relationships

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This past week has been such a fun memory maker week! First of all, our school had a school wide celebration of Pi day on Tuesday, 3/14. After Tuesday, I think I have been convinced that Pi day is in fact fun enough to celebrate every year. I have met many people who eat pie on Pi day…, but I’m not a big enough fan of pie for that to win me over. One of the math teachers at school set up a Pi competition. Throughout the entire competition, he quizzed the student body over Pi facts, and apparently someone out there in this world has memorized around 70,000 digits of Pi! I’m still trying to wrap my mind around that one. That seems just ridiculous. For our school, one of my students walked away with the prize for most memorized digits. She recited 106 digits to me with no mistakes! Simply because I actually observed her memory skills, I have been officially challenged at my own memorization abilities. Here is what she recited to me:
3.1415926535 8979323846 2643383279 5028841971 693993751…

Trains and Trails

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As promised, here comes an update on my vacation week from school last week. I was pretty excited for the break, and even more excited for a chance to see more of Mexico. I’m not sure exactly what I was expecting, but it wasn’t what I got. It was better.
First of all, my roommate’s family from Canada drove down for the week. I’m so thankful they let me tag along and join in with their precious family time! They for sure did not have to let me, but I loved getting to know them better and having fun. It has been a long time since I actually have had a chance to hang out with people my own age. Usually, I’m with people a lot younger or a lot older, both of which I enjoy so much that I had forgotten how nice it is to be with people my own age! That was an unexpected blessing for me.
The first few days here, we just explored more of Chihuahua City. One of those explore days we hiked up Cerro Grande, which is one of the larger hiking mountains around the city. The thing is…we never actuall…