Thursday December 15, 2011
Today was my second day of teaching at school. Again, Katerina had a wonderful schedule planned for me and I was more than happy to meet with the students and talk with them.
The first class I met with I actually have met some of them before. I met with the V3G and V4G students who are 12 and 13 years old. Last year when the one group was V2G they performed the Thanksgiving skit for me and I spoke with them about Culture in America. A lot of the students remembered me from last year so I was welcomed with huge smiles as I entered the room. I talked with them about Washington State and American Christmas traditions as well. They had some good questions to ask me when I was done talking.
After that class, I got to meet with my former class V7G, now V8G. They had a worksheet to fill out as I talked about American holidays. They asked questions about what we eat, what we do, how we celebrate each holiday. Again time went by too fast.
After school I got to meet with some of my former students for coffee and catch up with what is going on in their lives. They are what we would call "seniors" this year and they were talking about how nervous they are for their maturita exams.
It was a very busy day but a FABULOUS day as well!
Learned today: the lead fortune telling superstition and that if you want to be a Kindergarten teacher in the Czech Republic you have to pass an artistic exam. You have to demonstrate a talent in either singing, painting, or something like that...just to be a kindergarten teacher.