Taught a variety of English verbs, the passive voice (again) and suffixes in English.
I prepped the menu, schedule and shopping list for all the food (question to follow) for the party.
Was an (unwilling)
Studied a ton of Spanish
Taught adverb formation in English to 8 year old
Overheard one of my co-teachers commenting that I am molt dura (very hard/tough) with my kid. *sigh* Not sure which one said it, but I would bet they don't have/haven't had teenage kids.
Taught reported speech in English
Taught how to write at a high level in English, and indeed, how to write at all in any language. (Don't repeat yourself, organise your thoughts, use connectors (however, in as much but, though) vary your sentence length, match tone and register to content id. don't p*ss off your reader...blah blah blah...though it is a very receptive group....keen infact.
Then I came home.
Mended fences with Eldest (much needed after our day) God that kid has a sense of humour.
Now to catch up on email, analyse a potential curricular change (sent to a site that I have to read in SPANISH!) review a major change at work I am responsible for, though it is not my final decision...
Plus breathe. Remember this song? I always liked it a lot. Bodhi made me think of it.
It is closing in on 2am, I am still awake, but no one is calling me. Thank goodness. Only noise is my computer and Chuck snoring gently in the middle of the little bit of space I have....
Amazing what we can do, no? Now, to get my hands dirty!
Oh yeah, that question. The man hates eating with his hands so doesn't like this idea, and the kids think that all Catalans/Spanish are profoundly unadventurous eaters (with some basis) (my I am feeling paranthetical, no?) (is parenthetical a word?)
Anwyay....I am thinking of having a sort of build-your-own section to the food for the party. There will be all manner of dips and crap like that, plus some sweet stuff too...but also I am thinking of having a build your own (fishless) sushi - I would put out sushi rice, sliced cucumbers, grated carrots, slivers of tofu, maybe marinated, seasonings, and they roll their own, so to speak. Plus a Vietnamese leaf roll up jobby, so there are bibb lettuce leaves, plus a filler of spicy yummy stuff and a sauce. The spoon some of the filler on the lettuce, drizzle on some sauce and fold it up. The kids would be willing to give demonstrations and I love the idea, but I think I class as a more adventurous eater and I LOVE eating with my fingers. Tastes better, no?
Aside from lots of napkins?