At this time tomorrow, I’ll be on my way over the Pacific Ocean on my way to Seoul, Korea, en route to Beijing, China! I’ll still miss you, ladies and gentlemen, but are you ready to go on an adventure with me?!
(Here’s hoping you say yes! If not, whatevs, I’ll see you on the first day of school!)
I’ve been away from this site for a while because I’ve been busier than I thought I’d be this summer. Part of that has been because I’m trying to get ready for our new reading program next year.
Some of the time was spent visiting my fantastic parents!!!
And the rest of the time has been taking care of getting stuff together for my trip! A lot of time has been spent talking to various doctors about my migraines (you know, headaches that make me seem spacey and forget how to talk when I’m teaching).
Today, I finished up the host gifts I’m going to give to the family that’s taking care of me when I’m in Taiwan at the end of my trip. Host gifts are important because they show your appreciation for the family that’s letting you stay in their home. Here’s hoping they like mine!
Anyway, I fly out tomorrow. It’s a 13-hour flight, so I have a ton of books packed (typical). Our first few nights in Beijing we’ll be staying here, at the Crown Plaza Sun Palace. Mom and Dad, I know you’re reading this and if something horrific happens, you can reach me at 010-6429-8888.
I really can’t think of anything profound or exciting to say. I’m so grateful as always to the CE folks for making this trip possible! I’ll leave you with the quote that’s on the door of our classroom:
“There’s so much left to know, and I’m on the road to find out.”