I came across this post while researching information on working with 3-5 year olds needing English Language assistance. It is helpful for those getting started in PreK ESL classrooms. However, we need more available content and research on the subject so that we can help our kiddos be all that they can be in their … Continue reading Helpful Hints for working with PreK ESL Students
In my email today, I received this listing of how to say happy birthday in multiple languages and I wanted to share it with everyone. Thank you to everyone who has sent me well wishes as I ring in the 46th 4th I have enjoyed. 生日快乐 (Sheng ri kuai le) Hartelijk gefeliciteerd عيد ميلاد سعيد … Continue reading Happy Birthday
Tuesday is my 46th birthday. I am not sad at this revelation, in fact I feel freed by it. I have spent a long time chasing something. Unsure of what this thing was, I had no idea that it was inside me all along. Chasing this beast cost me relationships, friends, family and work. It … Continue reading Something Old, Something New
Wow, time flies doesn't it? I hadn't realized it had been so long since I kept up with my posting and even longer since I did any really writing. Life is funny that way. It has been exactly 4 years since I came home from my year in China. Four years of ups and downs … Continue reading 好久不见 (Long Time, No See)
I recently had the privilege of reading an advance copy of Susan Blumberg - Kason's first book: Good Chinese Wife. I also was lucky enough to ask her a few questions about the book, writing and the pain of a relationship that you put your heart and soul into only to have it turn bad. … Continue reading Must Read: Good Chinese Wife by Susan Blumberg-Kason
Has it really been 2 years? It is hard to believe that 2 years ago I was in China finishing my year of studying Chinese and began teaching children of migrant workers English. I drug out my departure to the very last minute. My visa expired July 20 and I left July 19th. I was … Continue reading Where does the time go??
One of my favorite things to do when in China was to go out at night and get lost in the miles of neon lights. It was like Christmas lights in the states only on steroids. Every city and even every neighborhood of every city was lined with street after street, business after business of … Continue reading Neon