A daily photo-blog of my life as an American transplanted in the UK.
Tuesday, 24 March 2009
Day 175 of 365: "I Like How You Say Tuesday"
Welcome to my paperwork hell. My newly-adjusted afternoon schedule of one-to-one tutoring has brought with it a mound of tree casualties. I have to do a general profile for every student listing the targets to work on for each session, plus, a detailed lesson plan for each one-hour session for each of the 8 students I'm assigned to. (I'm sorry, trees.) I'm not complaining so much as I really need the extra work and money that comes with it. Plus, I really do like being able to give the students some individual attention to help them with the concepts that are causing them to struggle.
One of my students, whom I just met today, seemed to be infatuated with my American accent. As soon as I introduced myself she told me she liked my voice. Then when I was confirming our next session, she said, "I like how you say Tuesday." It just made me smile. She reminds me of myself at that age -- quite the chatterbox.
After two and a half years in a long-distance relationship, I packed my life of 29 years into 21 boxes and moved to England to marry and be with my husband, Matt. Now I'm reveling in the youth of my 30s in Great Britain, supply-teaching in primary schools near Birmingham and enjoying newlywed life, being a mommy, and all the surprises they bring!