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first week of school

This week has been really great! I’ve gotten a lot done and I’m having a great time at school! My private classes are going great, and I couldn’t ask for better students!

In one of my classes we had a special guest…. Nino the hampster!

(note: the Barbie doll in the background is named after me!!)

This same class was full of laughs! My student was writing questions and she forgot some question marks at the end. I asked her “What goes at the end of a question?” This is what she wrote.

“It’s crying!” And then I starting crying… from laughing so hard! She is soooo cute.

I’ve been working with 2nd, 5th, and 6th graders so far. It’s a big difference in ages, but it works. With the 2nd graders I am singing and goofing around with them a lot, and with the older kids I can actually have some decent conversations. Having both keeps me sane I think!

Once I clean up the aftermath of my IKEA trip (cardboard boxes and an old dresser are hanging out in my living area), I will give you guys a tour of my apartment. It’s really cozy and I’ve really enjoyed living here. My neighbor is really cool and my landlord is awesome! So far it’s been perfect!

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writer’s block? and my new ‘boyfriend’

Neglected. Abandoned. Lonely. These are all words to describe my poor blog. I’ve had writer’s block like crazy lately, and I just can’t think of anything good to write about.

I guess I could fill you in on my most exciting private class. I teach an eight-year-old girl once a week. I pretty much play with her and “trick” her into speaking English for an hour. Here is an example conversation:

Student: (in Spanish) Do you have a boyfriend?

Me: (in English) No.

Student: (in English) KEN IS YOUR BOYFRIEND!

Yes, Ken like Ken and Barbie. Soooo now her Ken doll is my boyfriend. She made me kiss him. What’s worse is that the next week he was back with Barbie! I got really angry and told him that I’d never talk to him again. The week after that he was begging for forgiveness…  What will happen next week?? Stay tuned! It’s like my own personal soap opera!

I’ll leave you guys with a picture! The infamous kiss. Ken’s got a nice body, eh? 🙂

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