A NEW CLASSIt’s been a while since I’ve had a beginner-level class, the kindergarten notwithstanding. Those who I had in my first CE01 and CE02 classes are now in CE06, able to chatter on about what they eat for dinner every night and what they do after school every day. But yesterday marked the first day of another class, a brand-new CE01. This class is ground-zero at Shane, kids who come in barely knowing “yes” and “no.” I had seven signed up, and six were in class yesterday, four boys and two girls. They were a good bunch, nobody too shy and nobody too obnoxious. A few of my boundaries were tested, which is unusual for the first day, so I’ve got one potential imp, but he was also respectful when he spoke to me, so I think we’re going to be fine. With groups of kids, I’m at my forte when they number around twelve, which is evenly divisible by two, three, four, and six, more than enough options. Anything less than that makes some games difficult, and much more is too chaotic. I’m very happy to get this new class, and hope that it grows as quickly as Clara’s new classes did. At this basic level, that’s a reasonable expectation. You can always find kids to put in English classes here.
There are no foreign lands. It is the traveler only who is foreign.
- Robert Louis Stevenson