As many of you know, I have a rather LARGE and adorable class - with quite a large contingent of “English as a Second Language” children. It's makes me feel good that the “powers that be” feel I am a good match for these kids. (Even if I DO have a tinch of a headache when I get home.)
We’ve been in school 87 (real feel- one billion) days, and at this point most of them are picking up on all that we do and are participating in our discussions. (Well, sort of...) We are helping them learn our language, and often they help US learn THEIR language. Take yesterday, for example.
We were at the computer lab working on pictures of the desert- including plants and animals from the desert. As we lined up, I saw David (one of our young lads from China) standing right in front of me holding his picture of the desert.
I said, “David, can you say “This is the desert” in Chinese???”
With a huge smile, he said, “THIS is the desert…in Chinese!”
And that little rascal ran away………..