I have one class that consists of two whip-smart third graders who have taken to emailing me. They had their monthly test last week and very politely asked for permission to pray before I gave it to them.
In fifth grade, my computer crashed and I had no way to go over the grammar review, which would only have taken ten minutes anyway, so we played bingo and I gave them leftover candy canes. They're one of my best classes, so I figured they deserved a break.
Other!Teacher, New!Teacher, and I have been tearing our way through the YA lit in the library. The other day, Other!Teacher and I got into a debate over whether Johnny Tremain could kick Maniac Magee's ass or vice versa.
I'm doing a wait-and-see with my grandmother, who's started chemo and swears up and down she'll still be around when my contract is up, BUT STILL. If I do go home, I figure I can tell my director there's been a family emergency and have my visa canceled, hopefully stick it out long enough for them to find a replacement teacher.
Went to Daegu and had a fabulous time with bluerosefairy
. Ate a ton of great food, visited an English bookstore (almost bought The Name of the Rose
, but got Perfume
instead since I haven't read it), witnessed bluerosefairy
's first soju and norebang (Korean karaoke) experiences, damn near froze to death, drank a wormwood latte that tasted suspiciously like a green tea latte, and got introduced to Life on Mars. PRODUCTIVE SQUEEING IS THE BEST KIND.
There is a Korean production of Notre Dame de Paris
and I kind of want to see it.
Lunar New Year tomorrow! Have a good one, all.