I forgot to mention the flashcards I made for the fifth grade teacher. There are so many words and phrases in the material book that I figured putting them of flashcards can make sure they practice all of them. (And who doesn't love some good flash cards, right?)
There were a lot of flashcards...a lot...
This is a bracelet one of my students from grade 11 gave me. It's from one of the parade stores I mention in an earlier post.
This girl made me paper flowers! Aren't they pretty? She stuck them of her head for the picture <3.
The Saddest Part of Summer
Every June when I get on a plane to come to Sri Lanka I am the happiest girl in the world. It's the most exciting part of my whole entire year - just knowing in a short 20 hours I'll be home again. I get here (Sri Lanka) and it's always as amazing as I remember. I see my family, hug my cats, and eat actual coconut (that's not from a can). In addition, since last year, I have started teaching in a little school. It's given coming to Sri Lanka a whole new meaning for me. It's my chance to give back and be with the most adorable and lovely kids. My time here goes something like this: June is great - I know I have over a month left to be in Sri Lanka. July is a little less great - I still have time but not as much. August is straight up terrible - I know I'm leaving soon. There is only one time I have regretted doing my project. It's in August which is just when I am about to leave. I wish I had never done it because it's become the biggest thing I will miss about Sri Lanka. Since EARSL I had never felt so sad to leave. Now I'm about to leave and not come back for 10 months. And I can barely stand the heartbreak of leaving my kids and my home. So here it is again... the end to a very vicious cycle. ~o~ That's kind of a funny thing. I just realized I keep calling Sri Lanka my home. I used to always feel so conflicted about that - I didn't know if Iowa or Sri Lanka was home but now I guess I figured it out for myself without even realizing it...
So right now I am putting in the finishing touches on "the book". And by that I mean the report I make for the principal about this summer's project. I am so excited for it. It's way more thorough than last year's and the color scheme is really fun (I stole the color scheme from a google doc. template -- but hey when life hands you lemons make a project report).