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Teaching English

It was Alana and I at the Kindergarten last week, and Carley and I this week. I don’t know why they call it a Kindergarten. It’s more like an awesome rockin’ daycare. We teach 4 different classes…a class of 5 year olds, a class of 3-year olds, and 2 classes of 4-year olds. 

Teaching English to Romanian 3-year-olds…
Alana: What color is your shirt?
Adorable little girl: [pause] APPLE!
Alana and me: Purple! Say purple.
Class of adorable 3-year-olds: PURPLE!

After one of the 4 year old classes, a boy came up to Alana and said “Teacher, nu inteleg se spune a colo.” That means “Teacher, I don’t understand what you were saying there.” DUDE, I FEEL FOR YOU. That’s how I feel every day in Romania!

In one of the 4-year old classes, we were reading a book on the iPad about colors. Each page was about a different color, and we had the kids stand up if they were wearing that color. On the purple page, some kids stood up and showed us their purple. One girl was wearing a dress, tights, and shoes…but no purple. We asked where her purple is, and she pulled her dress up to her chin and revealed a white shirt underneath, with purple polka dots, as she yelled “MOV! MOV!” which means “PURPLE! PURPLE!” So we had her put her dress down and then said “Repetaţ purple” and she said “purple!” It was quite hilarious.

In one of the 4 year old classes [hold up picture of a yellow star]
Alana: What shape is this?
Girl: TWINKLE!!
Alana: Star! Spune star! (say star)
All the kids: STAR!

Singing “Old McDonald Has A Farm” in the 3-year old class
[we held up a cow]
Girl: MOOOO!!!!
Me: Cow!
Everyone: E-I-E-I-O!

So much fun!

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NCTM

So I was with my mom and I was studying for a final. Yay for school : )

I was teaching her everything on my study guide, so that I could make sure I understood it all. Teaching is one of the best ways to learn!

One of the points on my study guide was “What does NCTM stand for?” 

Me: “Do you know what NCTM stands for?”

Mom: “Non-Committal Tongue Makeout?”

Me: “Uhm…no. National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.”

Mom: “Okay.”

Some people’s moms…

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uh……

So I pretty much haven’t posted for like 50 years…okay not that long but it’s been a while. I’ve been swamped with school, work, and social life! Thus is college.

I LOVE BYU!!! It’s so beautiful here and it’s wonderful to see old friends and make new ones. My roommates and I get along wonderfully and I’m loving all my classes. I’m taking Psychology, New Testament, Student Development (Effective Studying and Leaning), Tap Dance, Astronomy, and World Civilization to 1500. All of my professors are great, and I’m able to keep up with the workload!

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Biology

So today I started my Biology class online….I was excited…but now I’m overwhelmed! It’s going to be a lot of work! I knew it’d be a lot of work, but this is more than I thought!

Here’s an excerpt of the “welcome” announcement from the professor:

“Some students think that distance classes are easier than traditional in-class classes. Nothing could be farther from the truth! In reality, you have chosen the hardest way there is to take a science class! Remember that this is a 4 credit hour class that would meet 6 hours per week during a 16-week semester, 16 hours per week in a summer session, or over 20 hours per week in a minimester. This is only the in-class time and does not include time for doing labs, lab reports, internet exercises, and studying for exams!  Taking a lab science, in terms of time commitment, is the equivalent of taking two 3 credit hour classes! It takes most students more time to master the material online than it would in the classroom. Make sure that you are scheduling enough time in your life to complete this class.”

AAAAAHHHHH!!!

Wish me luck….. =(

I’m not sure when I’ll have time to do a lot of it….now that Lucas is out of school. I’ll definietly work on it when he naps, but I’m worried it won’t be enough. So I’ll be doing A LOT of it after work hours…yay for into the night!

The good news is…..I know that as long as I rely on the Lord for help, I will be able to do this. With God, anything is possible!

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