Seriously it took me this long!
Trip Start Aug 27, 2011
10Trip End Aug 31, 2012
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Where I stayed
Spring Dew Mansion Shanghai Qibao
What I did
They were shocked that my class has students that range from 18 months old to about 3 1/2 years old.My two 18 month old children shouldn't be in my class since all they do is cry I was happy when they said that even though it's developmentally inappropriate for some of the kids to be in my class or even the curriculum in place that I am trying my best to make it work with them. I know that China is more advanced but sometimes I feel that they are taking away their childhood for the sake of being on top educationally. My Chinese teachers and I had to change our schedule this week to make the day less crazy. I was losing my mind chasing kids down the hallway when we go to nap time or the bathroom. I love them all to death but I know that it would be so much nicer to spend time with them if there were only about 7-8 kids. I think it is so adorable when they show me what they learned. Every Monday/Wednesday/ Friday are English Days and Tuesday/Thursday are mainly Chinese days with one English lesson. Well in my morning lessons, I read a book after I greet them all and then we do a quick activity and learn a new phrase before we sing our song for our upcoming concert. My students love anything to do with cars and in the book they would say "Miss Ashten truck" or "Miss Ashten airplane." We have been singing a song lately that goes "Hurry, Hurry Drive your________" and they choose a thing to drive...Lucas has been choosing dolphin lately and I lose it everytime
In my class I have:
-Valentina and Myles(Swiss German)
-Shota and Keito (Japanese)
-Aston, YangYang, Lucas, Gabriel (Chinese)
-Nathan and Rowan (Chinese/French)
My Chinese teachers are Miss Duan and Miss Xu! I couldn't do it without them!
We are from all over the world!