Last week Thanksgiving came and went in a blur! Here are some of the standout moments… IS IT WARM IN HERE OR IT JUST THIS HOT OVEN? To prepare for Thanksgiving Katie and I purchased an oven. It may not sound like a big deal, but apartments in China don’t … Continue reading
Bi-weekly I host an English club for young Chinese students and their parents to help them understand the English language in fun and interesting ways. It’s been just over a year since I first wrote about my first experience in a Chinese Walmart, but on Sunday the English club visited the local superstore… Continue reading
After a few weeks of adapting the story, I’ve finished the script and tomorrow rehearsals officially begin for Robin Hood! The script has 24 roles and we have a cast of eight. Sure, it’s going to be a challenge to stage, but that’s part of the fun! Continue reading
The PB & J combo is really different from most types of food my students eat. Needless to say they LOVED the sandwiches! Continue reading
You may not believe me when I tell you, but the school I work for has English books without any Chinese characters in-line with the English text. What’s even more remarkable is that: A) this book actually exists, B) this book is available for the low, comprehension-granting price of $3.11.
The tools teachers have access to matter. Continue reading
Sunday is typically my day off. However, for the next few weeks I’m teaching Sunday mornings.
Here’s the sun and it’s reflection from my balcony window.
Time to rise.
In China Olympic gold medalists don’t appear on the Wheaties box… Continue reading
I’m sorry the site’s been down. Continue reading
This morning we played a round of animal Pictionary for review.
The last animal to be drawn was a cat.
The “cat” looked mostly like step one. Continue reading
Recording voiceovers in Asia wasn’t something I ever anticipated doing, but here’s a video of one of the stories I recorded recently. Continue reading
Every day I look at their photo and marvel at their epic love story. Continue reading
Before we arrived at the stable Danielle took me to a small 12′ x 12′ x 12′ cage holding two patas monkeys. Continue reading
Walking to lunch recently I saw two first graders on the walkway play-fighting.
Then they started real-fighting. Continue reading
A little over a month ago, on April 20th, a magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck China’s Sichuan province. Over 200 people died, 12,000 were injured, and many are still missing. Continue reading
Wasn’t learning firsthand about love and heartache an invaluable part of growing up? Continue reading
The following is an email from Tyler, a foreign seventh grader, attending school in China. Continue reading