Back to work and feeling much better. I have far too much Protestant work ethic to sit idly- one of the many reasons I hate long holidays. I do like fun, but done in reasonable lots of time. Two, three weeks is just too hedonistic for me.
In the last two days I finished the first drafts on five radio lessons; English for standard one. It is very difficult to write lessons in English for children you know do not know much English. I did a lot of ‘sound stories’ which becomes a problem when you have specific objectives to cover.
I’ll admit- though I really don’t want to and swore I would never do it- I wrote a song to the tune of ‘Are you sleeping?’ I’m not proud, but I was damn desperate. Fifteen minutes is an exceptionally long bit of time for teaching good morning, good afternoon, and good evening. Have mercy on me. Anyway we’ll see what my producer thinks. Cross fingers. I did write a poem I was a bit proud of to teach prepositions. Here it is for your enjoyment or vicious slashing, whatever your mood calls for:
Yesterday I slept in a box
Soft and nice, all filled with socks.
Today I swam in the deep blue sea,
Just Fred, my friend, and little old me.
Now I’m resting under the bed,
Hiding from my big pal Fred.
He’s nice and jolly, but here’s the problem
I’m just an ant, and he’s a big green goblin.
I know- problem and goblin don't really rhyme; but kind of right?
Here is a new contest brought to you via Selma’s blog. Of course I won’t pass it by- I love micro word counts and prompts especially photos and here everything is combined in one. Yeah!
Now back to work. I need to drag out my children’s book set in Old Palapye. I’m writing it for a contest later this year. I finished it in November, but it is dead boring. I need to fish out its problems, and today I start.
Trying very hard not to blog about Israel- too many words out in cyberspace right now, mine are not needed. More I am praying that the Israelis accept the ceasefire agreement. Who would have thought Sarkozy would be the fellow to step up? He’s definitely gained stature in my eyes.