Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Field Trips, pt. 1

At our school, there's a different activity for every day of the week. Monday is Arts and Crafts. Tuesday is Show and Tell. Wednesday is (supposed to be) AV Club. Thursday is Science. And on Fridays we go on field trips.

Friday, March 25, 2011

The Morning

I show up at school and spend a minute or two straightening my classroom.

Robinson and J arrive.* I make a big show of excitement and hug both. Robinson looks extremely happy to see me. J looks happy.

*I am sad to report that Sarah never got over her fear and has now left the school. I miss her and wish we had toughed it out together. Grace is still there, every day, and is starting to get a lot better. Still sobs her little soul out for large portions of the morning but can now spend brief periods in the classroom with me as long as a Korean woman stays by her side. Baby steps.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Spring Training

Moving to a new country takes some work. One benefit of all the preparation is that it keeps your mind occupied, and stops you from dwelling for too long on any concerns you might be harboring about the trip. Like, for instance, whether you've accepted a job you are totally unqualified to do.