Saturday, July 14, 2012

My kids

I made it through my first week of teaching. It was a little intimidating. The only way I've been able to survive is literally taking it one day at a time.  I am teaching 3rd, 4th and 7th grade. I really enjoy my 4th and 7th classes.
The 3rd class is filled with monsters. I've decided that I'm going to have to make a poster board of their names and give them gold stars if they behave well (hopefully this will work) They constantly yell and fight with each other.  I know I should also make a seating chart, but I feel like I don't know the kids that well yet. 
My 4th class loves to draw. There are a couple kids that really have talent. They love to draw and tell me about their culture. I found a book of Indian history for children and they ate it up. They seemed to already know the stories and really enjoyed helping me pronounce all the Indian names. It helps that they already know the story because it will help them understand the English better.
7th grade is my smallest class (this helps a lot) and they know the most English. They love to read books aloud and have conversations. However, it is very apparent that I need to learn as much Hindi as possible in order to get my points across.
I asked my 4th and 7th classes if they wanted to make videos so I could show my family in America.
Here's what came out of
7th class (They came up with what they wanted to say)

4th class wanted to sing the song I've been teaching them. We've only worked on it for like two days. We've got some ways to go...but aren't they cute? lol

So yeah. It's hard. It's going to continue to be hard. But I think I can do it. I've had 3 Hindi lessons and I really like my teacher. I am also feeling more and more independent. I can go to the store and get things I need by myself...things like that. 
But I do miss my family and my friends. I've had doubts all week....but I'm gonna keep sticking it out.


  1. How awesome! I'm so proud of you! Keep it up, the kids are adorable!

  2. what cuties! looks like you're already doing great things with them :) keep it up!

  3. Hi! We do not know each other but I have followed your mom's blog for a long time now.
    I just wanted to tell you how much your journey to India BY YOURSELF, is inspiring me and encouraging me. I am sure it must be a little scary and a lot lonely but your bravery is forcing me to think of ways that I need to get out of my own box!
    I am looking forward to following along with the rest of your amazing adventures! God Bless!

  4. Yay! keep going, Meg! You're doing great!

  5. Those kids are adorable and so sweet!! Please keep posting things they do =]