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An Ode to my Students

Nancy – is missing her front teeth but never fails to greet and hug me every day. Isabel – is always sweet, from Malaysia and tries to sweet talk me into doing other things. Sky – is my favorite boy … Continue reading

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Fish Balloon

A man and his son- -son wrapped around his father’s chest- Cascading through orange glow, Playfully tugging at a fish shaped balloon. The world sleeps, all but this man and his son.

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大爸爸

Where Mothers end– Fathers begin: Strong hands –the first thing I can remember. I never felt safe unless those strong hands were guiding me across the street. Later, Dad taught me, I too can have strong hands and be strong … Continue reading

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Magnum Opus

Last year I arrived at my school on Friday, they told me, I would commence teaching, Monday–2nd Grade. My heart: panicked, ached, worried, angered, cried, smiled, bewildered :all over itself. If you teach 2nd Grade you cannot be: shy, non-animated, … Continue reading

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2nd Grade>Middle School

I teach second grade and the students are the most adorable things I have ever seen. I started teaching about 4 days after my plane landed! Not so easy but very easy because I came to realize all you do … Continue reading

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gonggong qiche

New favorite word, “gonggong qiche.” Public Bus. It’s also a slang term for a tart. Chinese children are adorable. Slits in their trousers. No diapers, except for the tiny babies who can’t run around and cause trouble. Today a child … Continue reading

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