Saturday, May 3, 2014

Currently May

Just 3 days behind on the Farley's monthly Currently fun!
It's finally May!! Only 24 more school days for the kids and 26 work days for me until SUMMER!!!

Listening...Mat Kearney!  (Just realized I wrote his name with 2 T's up above)  I just love the sound of his voice!  Listening to his tunes while planning.

Loving...Did you know this month is my birthday Month?!  This year, it will be my golden birthday--meaning I'm turning 25 on May 25!  :)  I'm just loving the great, spring weather as my birthday is nearing.

Thinking...I've been doing a lot of thinking as my first year in China is coming to an end.  The end of the year is busy, with prepping lessons, and discussing details on Kindergarten Graduation, Sports Day, and other End of the Year stuff.

Wanting...So I've always been a doodler.  I doodle around my notes, my hands, napkins, and now my iPad.  I've been playing around in creating my own clip art since sometimes what I envision in my mind, I can't find anywhere online.  I've always used my fingers to draw and doodle but now I realized my finger cannot replace a steady pencil!!  Will let you know which stylus I end up choosing!

Needing...My school has been doing a soccer league this month.  I love it as it brings our community together but boy are my legs sore!!  I definitely need to do more stretching pre and post our soccer games! Haha

Surprise...Who is in love with Charlotte's Clips clipart?!!  I love how many of her Christian clip art are for free too!!  I love her work! You must check her out on her TpT store and blog!

charlotte's Clips and Kindergarten Kids 

Glad you stopped by to check out my currently! :)  Don't forget to go back to Farley's linky party to check out more bloggers out there!

Friday, May 2, 2014

My first China visitors!

Last weekend I was so happy to have my first visitors to visit me in China.  My mom and sister came last weekend to see in Tianjin.  I was excited for them to see me work in my classroom, meet many of my colleagues, and meet my students.  My kiddos were so excited to meet them face to face since we FaceTime both of them before.

Since they could only visit me for the weekend, I took them to part of the Great Wall near where I live.  Since most tourists travel to Beijing to see the Great Wall, this part of the Great Wall had less people on it, which gave us more room to walk up and down and enjoy the scenery.

The part of the Great Wall we visited was VERY steep, with KNEE HIGH steps.  Let's just say I got a good leg, thigh, whole body work out.  
 Here's my sister (left) and I on the start of our Great Wall journey!  My camera died so I didn't take as many photos as I wanted to.  :(

In my city, we have this popular food market place where many locals and tourists come to taste the local snacks and foods.  This is also the place where my sister accidently dropped her iPhone into a China toliet AKA a Squatty Potty.  Surprisingly, my sister didn't freak out on losing her iPhone in a dirty, stinky hole in the ground...I would have bawled my eyes out!!!

Don't know what a squatty potty is?  It's basically a deep hole in the ground where you squat and go pee....
It looks like this, but I think the one she used at the food market was A LOT dirtier....she's so brave, I always plan my bathroom breaks when I travel around China.

On May 6th-7th, Teachers Pay Teachers is having a BIG 2-day sale! I'm putting my entire store on sale for 20% off.  Can't wait for it to start because I have a lot of items on my wish list I want to buy.  Click on my TpT store on the right sidebar to look at my products. :)