Sunday, September 4, 2011

Labor Day

I've had a great week! I think I've left my house every day for the past 10 days in a row. Woo-hoo! I can make appointments and keep them. Oh, it feels good to say that. My sister was kind enough to pass along her cold to me, though, so I better knock on wood if I want to keep my streak going.

ESL is awesome. There are about 13 students in the class, age 23-65? and from three continents. I thought I'd be only observing, but now I am an "assistant"... I got to write on the board and everything! I love language. I love students! They work so hard to understand and be understood. The hardest thing for me is idioms, when to explain them or avoid them. Our teacher said, "You're keeping me on my toes." That led to a whole can of worms. Ha, I'm full of stories now. I want to employ some vocal warm-ups in the class at some point. It could really help develop the students' sh-, ch-, th-, f-, v-, l-, and r- sounds.

Hehe. I am a dork. :-)

I'm so thankful for everyone who's been giving my family oodles of support. Have a great long weekend!

Currently reading: Girl, Interrupted by Susanna Kaysen; a book of quotes by African-Amercians

Recommended movie: A Family Thing (James Earl Jones, I'll watch that guy any time.)


1 comment:

  1. For some reason "Girl, Interrupted" is one of my all-time favorite books/movies. I'm going to call you tomorrow afternoon...