Sunday, July 18, 2010

Busy season

Not much time these days, summer session has begun. I work 6 days a week, and my classes are spread out just enough to make coming home on breaks tempting but more work than it's worth. Lesson planning takes more time now because all of my classes use the SmartBoard.

I have two private students for 14 days, and I will be3 so grateful when that is done. There is no curriculum provided, so I have to create every lesson from scratch for them. Lessons are 90 minutes and they are 10 year old boys, so this is a real challenge, as their attention span is extremely limited. Creating their lessons is really time consuming as I have to find appropriate topics, materials, images and games to keep them entertained for such a long time.

There is a swollen gland on my throat, and one of the Chinese teachers was sick last week, so I'm drinking vitamin C like mad and hoping I won't catch the worst of it, I really really really really don't want to get sick again!

Anyway, until the private lessons are over I'm not likely to be making much in the way of blog entries. To my friends and family, I love you all and miss you so much.