Monday, June 11, 2007

Staying Positive

So now that Joi is in America we find ourselves short staffed again. I have to admit that this is pretty tiresome and it doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out that a teacher's one year contract is ending and you're going to need a replacement. Anyway, I am not going to complain since we're 2.5 months from the finish line and because even though they totally fudged up my schedule again I didn't just smile and nod and bend over backwards to fulfill whatever wacky demands we made of me. As a result, I still have to split myself in two for kindergarten but to a much smaller degree than originally proposed and so really I am mostly a ruse so they won't lose more kids from those classes because there isn't a foreign teacher available. My elementary schedule is full and busy but I still get off early on Tues. and Thurs. and all the classes they gave me are cool and none require me to attempt teaching grammar. I'm glad they are learning that grammar is my kryptonite. So as long as they have someone to replace Kelly at the end of the month things should be bearable until a new foreign teacher comes (apparently this won't be until mid-July!!!). Plus our awesome, giant room and private bathroom seem to help a lot.

So today was the first time that I "taught" (all I did was read a story and ask questions) Bear/Dolphin Class and it went pretty well. I knew everyone's names and Alana (yep, she was named by Matt after his Mom) drew me this kickass picture. The book is Curious George goes to the Zoo and it's fairly common knowledge (or should be) how much I love Curious George. Alana's likeness of George, his red balloon and the little boy and his mother are pretty uncanny. Seems that all Alanas are artists. Heheh. Anyway, the point of this blog is to say that we are still doing all right so don't worry about us.


Carter said...

I swear I already posted a comment about this earlier but I guess the LeBaron must have shut itself off before I could post it.

I just wanted to say that I can't believe how much we are alike! You say "oh the hilarity" and I say "Oh the hilarity" and you love Curious George and I love Curious George sooooooo much (I want the Anthology soooo badly but I've only ever seen it in Japan and there's no way I'm lugging that back with me)!!!

Maybe I did post this somewhere else under another post. It's hard to say because my brain is so far gone.

ambearo said...

Nope you didn't post a comment earlier (or I guess it didn't work).

I'm actually your long lost twin, separated at birth. ;-)

Wow, I'd love to have the Curious George anthology. I've never seen it!