I finished my Spanish 101 and 102 quest with a B- in both. It was scary terrifying and I learned some things about myself.
One, I have a hard time learning something that new when it’s for a grade. I plan to continue learning Spanish, but not in a classroom.
Along with that, I have a deeper and more profound sense of the harm we are doing to any child with a 1st language that is not English, be it , Spanish, Chinese, French, Russian, etc, by making them sit in classrooms and try to learn science when they don’t understand the language they are hearing it in. By experience, I can tell you that as soon as you lose the understanding of one word, you can’t keep up with the rest. We need to fix this broken ideology.
I will continue my quest and I will add another dimension.
David has been dealing with Juvenile Arthritis since about 6 years old. He is now 15. It is painful physically but also emotionally and mentally. He is great and lives for the moment, he’s happy and has tons of friends. My family is creating a team to run a half marathon in January at Disney World. Please check out our team page at http://2012jimdisney.kintera.org/faf/search/searchTeamPart.asp?ievent=466896&team=4166475
It is $100 to join our team and run with us!!! If you would like to join let me know!! Otherwise, please donate what you can to raise money for the Juvenile Arthritis Foundation. THey have done so much for us!
Day 1: I walked 2 miles today in 45 minutes. A great start I think 🙂 I have to take this slower what with the neck, shoulder, and hip injuries from 2 years ago that are still only about 2/3 healed. But a great slow start for sure 🙂