Wednesday, March 15, 2006
Pictures of Anjoli's School
These last two are the custodian's garden and house.
I started volunteering at Anjoli's school this week. I'm going to volunteer on Tuesdays and Thursdays. It's really fun! The kids are so sweet. I have a shadow...she follows me everywhere (no, not Anjoli!).
I have to stay all day because it's impossible for most taxi drivers to find the place! It's a wee bit off the beaten track.
On Tuesday I graded papers all day, pretty much, aside from recess duty. It was FREEZING up there! I derive great pleasure from grading - I was born to be a teacher, I think...maybe it's a power trip (as I was telling Ballerinagurl), but I love the red pen, making corrections, giving encouraging comments, and best of all I get to give them ALL really cool stickers! Yeah, it's all good. I also helped the 6th grade teacher grade math homework, which was interesting. I enjoyed that too, and even surprised myself by asking if I needed to deduct points if fractions weren't reduced. Yeah - pure genius - that's me!!
The really good news is I'll be subbing for the first grade teacher at the end of the month - just one day. They definately need someone to be on call, so I told them I'd be happy to help whenever I am needed. It's good to feel useful, and all the teachers were elated to have help. They are all so kind and friendly - and of course it feels good to be around Americans!