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Monthly Archives: August 2011

Ah, clouds and lightning… I will never look at them the same way again after today, thanks to the cutest little wide-eyed girl in my class. I’ll start by providing you with some background… the first science unit I am teaching this year is on plants. The first lesson of that unit requires students to […]

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The past few weeks have provided us with a roller coaster of ups and downs.  Here are a few highlights of what we’ve learned… – It is impossible to get all your groceries from just one shop… or two… or three…  it is possible, however, to purchase any and every part of a chicken from […]

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We have completed day 4 with our students, and are on the verge of starting to feel like we might be getting the hang of things… most likely… I think.  Transitions are complicated, and they leave you feeling out of control and somewhat lost, no matter how great things may be.  I honestly can’t say […]

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This past week has kept us busy with school related events and preparations for the start of the year.  It’s a whirlwind of newness, as we adjust to a new city, a new school, new curriculum, new teaching positions, new language, new weather patterns, new smells, new sounds, new stores, new people, new foods… and […]

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Today officially marks our first week in Shanghai.  Here are a few things we’ve learned about our new home so far… – it’s pronounced “Shong-hai” – the backs of our knees can sweat more than we ever thought humanly possible – while Shanghai is one of the most “western” and cosmopolitan cities in China, most […]

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