Thursday, January 07, 2010


That's HELLO in Chinese! That's also the only Chinese word I know...thanks to Kai'lan. You know...she's the little Chinese girl on Nick Jr. Anyway.....I am super excited that this week (the two days were actually were in school) I got a Chinese student. I love the way God works! She's not an exchange student....she actually lives in the area. She's not supposed to be in the 9th grade but she can speak very little English (her writing and reading is ok I'm told) so she is auditing my class to get her up to speed! I'm so excited!

It's funny that this happened. At our staff meeting on Tuesday, my principal said, "Larry Bell told us that we need to be asking for more! You need to ask me to give you heck! You should say, 'Hey, I'll take the Chinese student!'" I looked at the girl next to me and said, "Hey, I'll take the Chinese student!" She laughed and said she knew I would! Then on Tuesday, the Chinese girl showed up with my name on her schedule! Yay!

I also found out this week that I am a mentor! What? Are you serious? I asked if I was the last resort and he said I was actually his first pick! That cracks me up because I'm the one who always gives my opinion (like you didn't know that already) and I thought I was not really one he wanted the "new" people hanging out with! But low and behold...I'm trusted! Wow! What a compliment!

BTW, we're out of school because we had snow today and it's just too cold tomorrow. REally? Yes! So, I'll be spending my day off cleaning because we have a home study to begin next week! And I want the social worker to tell me that Ni'Hao isn't good enough to make it two weeks in China!