First off, I've put a lot of effort into teaching English to six children/teenagers. I spent about 15 hours a week preparing a 2 hour lesson and a "homework" packet. This is even with the great websites that I found. Much of the time was spent finding a great piece of music for the concept; getting the words down; and then creating a movie with images to go with it. I've done quite a few of these from Halloween to Kitchen Items. I also have recorded information with pictures, so the kids can watch their vocabulary words and hear me talk about each word. For Thanksgiving, I had the great idea to have the kids cook a traditional USA meal for their parents. That week I spent about 30 hours on the feast project. Gary helped out by guiding the kids through activities and games when they weren't in the kitchen cooking.
We're now on "break" until January 12th!
I've started getting involved in things that I never imagined I would ... I'm learning to play mahjong ... I've become a member of the local garden club ... We're still working with our street's trash team ... and we've become friends with some of the local Mexicans. Life is still wonderful. Gary is still with me, so what else could I ask for