Well, I am living abroad...yet again. After Singapore, Spain, Turkey, Korea the Netherlands (and returning to Spain for a Masters) I've unpacked my backpack a little closer to home in Mexico. I live in Culiacan where I am trying my hand at teaching English to University and high school students. Below you'll find random updates as I go to festivals, explore my city or just feel like sharing a random story.

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Thursday, May 22, 2008

Random things that irritate me but shouldn't

So...I was walking home yesterday and my neighborish teacher invited me to go home with her...well travel home with her...which I figured meant walk...nope, her husband drove us home :-( I LIKE to walk. Its the only friggin' cardio I get people!!!

Same thing this morning. Walking to school and the vice principal pulls over and practically pulls me into the car. I mean...I get they're being nice. And in the winter when I am freezing I am sure I will be BEGGING for rides. But right now the weather is pretty and I enjoy walking..

Other odd bugs me thing:

So we have the news coming today. Yeah yeah I've done news before whatever no biggie (there's that communications background too so I'll be fine) But we had to like COMPLETELY revamp our lesson plan to make it look like we had a more active class.

If the news wants to see an active class they should come when we HAVE an active class...like third grade, or my discussions but nope, they only wanted to come at this time. FINE but don't make ME rearrange MY schedule just so the school looks good on TV

I never liked made to order news.

In other news. I am currently planning the summer camp. I am thinking the first 10-20 minutes watching part of a movie. Then discussing what happened doing an activity on whatever I decide to do (like if its a scene with lots of emotion an emotion project if its raining weather, making food its not peanut butter and jelly its MAGICAL peanut butter in jelly) I am thinking of having the third and fourth get subtitles in Korean and the 5th and 6th get subtitles in English...

Its about four hours a day for five days...I am torn between sword and the stone...and jungle book...I kinda want to do an older Disney they haven't seen...but I need to make sure i can buy it with Korean subtitles

Still looking into this

Also...we're supposed to plan an "English fair" for September...a WHAT??? With like skits and stuff?? Erm...clueless

Absolutely clueless


Anonymous said...

You sound like them there working professional teachers. Now you have first hand knowledge of the games we have to play. On an other note...a fair? Like food, music, dance, cowboy and Indian costumes, crafts??? Teach traditional kid games, dodgeball, duck duck goose, red light, green light, line dancing, the twist....???? should be interesting. Is this in your contract? Do you have a "budget" for this?

Anonymous said...

That was "Besos Mom" who was throwing out random ideas.