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... international window for the world it is all pretty impressive. Old Suzhou really is old with amazing gardens and buildings. So, we are in The Lingering Garden and Mike needs the loo and I am to go ahead to the cafe. But, I can't find the cafe, get seriously lost until eventually I find an exit. I remember the instructions being if we get lost go back to the bus. Only problem is I have come out of ...
One Day More.
This is what we woke up singing and continued singing on the bus to school.
Knowing that we were doing no work today, we were excited to spend one last day with our students.
The first part of the morning was spent with a draw to give away all the resources that we have used over the last 3 weeks.
Then our classes joined together to watch "The Emperor's New Groove" which they thoroughly enjoyed.
After lunch, ...
Two more teaching days!
Today was our day where the teachers had to take what they've learned and apply it to their classrooms.
We modelled a literacy lesson in the morning, and they had the whole afternoon to develop their own lesson using our strategies and their textbook.
It went really well.
After school, we had an early dinner as we had to prepare for our gala celebration in the evening.
The real estate company that sponsors the ...
... out, we were led to the silk factory. Even if it was a ploy to sell us silk, it was totally worth it (plus it was air conditioned and inside). We were treated to a lesson in silk making, including differentiating real from fake, which brought us all the way from silkworm cocoons to the silk shirts, nightgowns, sheets, etc. Chad got a snazzy new shirt, real silk of course, to kick off the 40th birthday celebration.
Sebastian slept all the way through the factory and ...
Food in Suzhou Area
Our Chinese friends invited us into restaurants and into their homes. They offered us typical food from the Suzhou area and taught us the Chinese words as well as the Pinyin expressions. For Westerners, Pinyin is very hard to read and to pronounce. You hardly get the right tone or intonation, whether you roll your tongue forwards or backwards or press your front teeth slightly together and speak with a big smile. ...