In the U.S. many types of produce are available all year round, but perhaps not in their freshest state, flown from a long ways away. Here, everything is grown locally and is SO DELICIOUS when it is in season! When we first arrived, oranges were in season and they were everywhere, then pomellos. Now those are harder to find, but strawberries and pineapple are everywhere! In another month, peach season arrives and I can hardly wait! Here are some bamboo baskets of pineapple waiting for sale.
Sue's students received their second batch of pen pal letters from 8th graders at Mile High Middle School. Thanks to Beth Sharp who helped coordinate this project - there is now a bridge between these two groups of students. Sue's students were completely thrilled to receive the letters that included photos, coins, candy, comics and even music. One person even received a pair of sunglasses! Sue's students are diligently working on return letters!
Sophie has a little French/Italian buddy named Francesco. They played at the Radisson last week during brunch and had a wonderful time being with each other!
While Sue and the boys are gallivanting around town, Sophie is at school. Here's Sophie at her school inspecting a hangnail while the rest of her classmates do calisthenics.
Peter and Jack were out with Sue while I taught school and found a little coconut stand. How strange for American boys to bargain for coconuts in China!
After coconut shopping they went to a foot massage and paid extra to dip their feet into a bowl of fish which fed upon the flesh of their feet!
Peter, Sue and Jack outside the Hangzhou Tea Museum.
This week two of my four classes end, and I get a batch of new students for the next 10 weeks. That batch of students I will have for 6 hours per week, so we should have some time to do some interesting projects! We can't believe that we only have 10 weeks left of teaching!!