I have a schedule.

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Like I said before, work is a blessing, and I know that there are not a lot of people who agree with me on this one. I think it has to do with a number of reasons for me though, mainly being that it has been 10 months since I have worked šŸ™‚

Last night I taught from 3:00-9:00pm. I have six different classes and all different ages ranging from 8-23 years old. With such a big age difference it will keep me on my toes.

I also got nervous as I was standing at the front of the classroom and writing on the board to explain some things. It has been a very long time since I have written and not had an automatic spell check. “Uh oh”, I thought. I forgot how to spell 5th. I wasn’t thinking straight and of course second guessed myself. I wrote “fifth” on the board, but than quietly stared at it thinking, “oh crap, that isn’t right… hmm, I wonder if they will notice?”. I tried writing “fith” and then I knew I had to be right or closer the first time. I moved on confidently assuming since I was teaching them the word and they were 10, probably it could slip under the radar. It worked, no one said anything and then I realized that it was right but from then on all I could do was second guess everything else I wrote. (Deep breath, sigh)

Okay, so besides needing to make sure I don’t make these kids “stupider” (more stupid to be correct), I really like my job. I like the English language and I am proud to be teaching such a useful language to these adorable Greeks.

I have today (Tuesday) and tomorrow off this week, and then I think my schedule will change to working Mon-Fri in the evenings and not Saturdays!

Just wanted to pass along that things are going good!
Thank you for your continued prayers.

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3 thoughts on “I have a schedule.

  1. You won't make those kids stupider…you might make them "more stupid," but not stupider šŸ™‚ Just for future reference…So are you going to be correcting people's grammar like me all the time? Yes!!!Jobs are a HUGE blessing. God shows so much of his grace through them. Still so very happy for you friend :)Love, love, love,Eddie

  2. i am glad to hear that you have started. but you called them kiddos, yet said you had 23 yr. olds. are the small and the big together in the same class? surely not.praise God for his faithfulness to you!

  3. Hey Nat… kiddos is a term of endearment, I have only one 23 year old girl and the rest are in high school or under. Most of the classes are mixed ages, but usually only a difference of a few years. Classes are based on which level, not the students' ages. Eddie, I do still correct Vasilis and my students out loud, but I try to keep my comments to myself otherwise. And I totally know it is not "stupider" – the one syllabus rule is the only one that sounds correct, my error was for effect… not that I am promising to always have perfect grammar, but I will try. Thanks for keeping me on my toes!

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