Sunday, December 21, 2008
To be honest, I never thought I'd find myself being a 4th grade teacher again..... the last time I did that was when I was a student teacher "way back" in the mid-80's. Now, here I am at BCA with my five 4th graders and I'm enjoying the heck out of it. You can't hardly go wrong with that number of kids in a common environment. For our class, we're a little different from the normal "missionary-kid" dominated class. I have two MK's (mine included) and then three who are not. Our mix of American-Romanian-Chinese-Nigerian influences creates an interesting thing most days. The most mundane of school activities can be a new experience for half of them any given day. Or a discussion about segregation in the South in the 1960's will get responses about how you'll go to prison in China for certain things or how everyone is so poor in Africa that it's almost impossible to discriminate.
Here's a few glimpses into our elementary Christmas party where we had kids from all over the globe. We made gingerbread houses (a very American tradition), ate 'kim bop'(which is a delicious Korean sushi-type appetizer), played 'foot tag' ( arecess game created in Romania for tight spaces) and ended the day with a 'gratar' (a Romanian BBQ) where we ate all sorts of delicious grilled Romanian meats.