In all seriousness, Dr. Seuss has made my life a good place.
Whenever I need something, there are more words of wisdom from a man who simply wrote down the sensible information in the most sensational way.
Ff Ff Four fluffy feathers on a Fiffer-feffer-feff = How I teach the alphabet little ELL’s…. Maybe a good idea, maybe not. We’ll see!
I am starting to see progress on the full sentence front and there is a definite drop in the coughing in my face and an unexpected but totally pleasant increase in the “I love you”‘s I’m hearing from my students 🙂 That makes my day!
Every morning the kids have to sing and do these silly dances to about 5 songs. The 5 songs are picked from a pool of 8 songs I think, but hey, repetition makes the mind work….. or something like that.
I don’t know I’ll have to check again.
The silly little dears LOVE the “Rain rain go away, come again another day” song and keep singing it in class.
So I taught it to them in sign language muahahahahaha. If they’re going to sing a song instead of listen to phonics, they need to learn something from it. I’ll show them, (evil chuckle) every thing they do must be a learning experience (wrings hands and flashes disturbing smile).
They’re lucky my kidittos aren’t here to tell them just how serious I am about that plan!
Here I am in a place where “the streets are not marked and some windows are lighted but mostly they’re darked”.
I’m still not doing much exploring. I’ve learned any more Chinese, though I do listen during the Chinese lesson the kids get. I am working through the shell shock that comes from being entirely consumed by a new everything.
Well, I say I’m working through it, but really I’m hiding from it by staying in my dorm room. My first, second and third dorm rooms.
My first apartment turned into a leaky pool once the first big rain hit. So I moved across the hall and didn’t have hot water for the 5 days I was in there. Now, I moved again and everything works….. fingers crossed.
Cleaning apartments between tenants is not customary here and so I have had to clean 3 apartments in 3 weeks. Fun fun. I’m getting faster at it though, this time it only took me 3 hours.
If things start happening, don’t worry, don’t stew, just go right along and you’ll start happening too.
I am trying to stay occupied with lesson planning, but mostly I just surf the net for a few hours a night. I bite what can I say? The happening is starting to happen though, I can tell.
I did have a fun night on the town with a good group of my coworkers last weekend. I’ve got pictures to prove it too. Hahaha.
Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.
I work with mostly couples. There’s a few other single people, happens to be all guys, but also happens to be they are my sons age. Well, I am here to learn and teach, so that is what I am focusing on, but it does get a little lonely when there isn’t even anyone to just hang out with that isn’t coupled up.
I was supposed to be here with someone else, I guess it is a weird thing to be this single in such a far away place.
You can get help from teachers, but you are going to have to learn a lot by yourself, sitting alone in a room.
and the bottle’s on a poodle and the poodle’s eating noodles…
…they call this a muddle puddle tweetle poodle beetle noodle
bottle paddle battle.