After the Chinese New Year, Shane reopened for the last week of winter break classes. In that time I taught a children’s intensive reading and writing class – a grand total of three students – which was indeed intense for all of us but fun. We read two mid-level books and worked on things like punctuation, titles, main ideas and the flow of a story. The final product of this class was that they each wrote their own short story, three paragraphs long and handwritten in pen – a real treat for second- and third-graders – on good stationery. Jennifer filmed them reading their stories aloud to the class. They got applause for their performances, and their stories are now “published” in our Writer’s Corner in the lobby of the school. Though they wouldn’t admit it, all three were very proud of their achievements.
There are no foreign lands. It is the traveler only who is foreign.
- Robert Louis Stevenson