Hello there from Jess! Yesterday we met with the director of my new school (Piti Suksa Montessori School) and she took us on a tour for the first time. The school is on a quiet, lush street in a safe neighborhood. A few of the teachers live very nearby and we are hoping to also. As we entered the grounds my first impression was that of a very peaceful and tropical space. The bird sounds were abundant as were some very high pitched insects. A large playground full of trees was surrounded by open-air classrooms. The kids immediately ran to play on all they could. They particularly enjoyed the foam matted space where the classes do yoga, gymnastics, and games. Radd was excited to see a big open grassy space with goals where he can teach the students lacrosse. Kroo Aoy (Kroo meaning teacher in Thai) took me into my classroom to let me get familiar with it. It is a nice space with wooden floors and tables. The shelves are prepared, but upon closer look, not very organized or "Montessori." After meeting for a while, I was left to my own devices to try and make sense of my new teaching environment. Overwhelmed by the task and the heat, I could only stay for an hour or so. I decided to regroup and try again tomorrow.