Sunday, March 9, 2008

Well the past few weeks we have been fighting off colds flu or something or another.... I am finally feeling healthy again. We think I got Bronchitis two or three weeks ago. And it sure took alot out of me! I missed work for a entire week and Rick even missed work most of the week to stay home and take care of me and help out. (It was so sweet) Bella missed two or three days of school the week before last. And then she got sick this last Thursday again. BUT I have a feeling that we have had our share of being sick for a while so now we can count on feeling healthy.

I am going to apologize in advance for the long blog this time. But I am feeling pretty long winded today. One of the children in my class at the school is moving back to Israel tomorrow. (they work for Intel so they were here for a little more than a year) I have had 4 students from my class that were here from Israel temporarily move back to Israel. It is always pretty hard to say goodbye. I have worked with these kids for over a year in most cases. And watched them learn the language day by day. (most of them only spoke Hebrew or Arabic, or Russian when they first start in my class). It amazes me at how fast they pick up the language. We are talking about three year olds... I have two more children leaving to go back to Israel in April. I think I am going to have a really hard time when that happens. They are the last ones to go.
Not only has it been a wonderful experience to be able to teach them our language and about America, but I loved learning about their culture and customs. (and I even learned a little Hebrew) :) The family (who is flying out tomorrow) is giving us a bunch of baby stuff and all their food. Rick and I are going to go over there tonight to pick it up and then I will say goodbye to them.
Well Rick had to work today. And I am hoping he will get off of work at a decent time so we can have dinner together as a family. I made a roast. I am going to go start some Potatoes now. ( can you tell I am from Idaho? Notice how I capitalized potatoes back there????) LOL


Hardman Family said...

I guess I don't know what you do. Do you just teach ESL or something like that? It sounds like an interesting job.

Sandy & Rick Nelson said...

I am a preschool teacher. But in the area I work in it is very diverse. Alot of the children in my class speak two languages. We have some that speak Hindi, Hebrew, Manderin, many different ethnic backgrounds. I love it.

Jessica said...

Potatoes should ALWAYS be capitalized! :)
Love ya.