School has been crazy for the past few weeks. It started out as just an exam week. I took my Spanish exam and that's it, because the next day government testers surprised us and came to our schools with standardized test for us to take. These tests were like the ones in the united States but since they just showed up at our school with the tests, it completely messed up our schedule. The tests took two days for us to take. I did the test with a lot of effort and I think I did very well. I was last person to finish both times. While I was still doing my test the other kids went to recess. It was hard for me to concentrate with all the noise so it took me extra time. After these tests were finished the exams had to be rescheduled to the next week. On Monday I didn't do an exam I only did a presentation on an indigenous culture called the Chavin. ( I had no idea what it was before I did the project.) Just after I did the presentation I found out more crazy information.
I found out about the swine flu. It has not reached Ensenada yet, but everyone is being very cautious. We are doing our part by washing our hands frequently and not getting to close to other people. My gymnastics place was closed because of it, and some people are already wearing surgical masks. After the flu had spread all over all of Mexico the government decided to close all schools in Mexico. This made things even crazier because it was going to be a long weekend anyway, but it turned in to a eight day vacation. The teachers gave us homework for the weekend that count as our exams. So here I am on a spontaneous eight day vacation.