Today was not a typical day at MES. Rest assured, I mean this in a very good way. To make it even better, I didn’t have any lessons to teach, so I got to sit back and enjoy it all, 🙂
For starters, I got to watch part of Hercules-the Disney Film- with the students. Of course it was in Russian, so I couldn’t understand what was being said. However, since I am familiar with the film, I was able to follow the story-line fairly easily. This only took place during our first lesson. We then ate breakfast and loaded up on a bus for an excursion to the Historical Museum.
As we were driving along in the bus, I was so happy to recognize the surroundings. Before long, I could see Red Square in the near distance. I thought to myself how cool it was that I had JUST been there last weekend. Soon we came to a stop, and low-and-behold, we were AT Red Square. It suddenly hit me, we weren’t just going to any ole historic museum, we were going to THE Historic Museum of Moscow..IN Red Square!! I secretly got extremely excited about the fact that I had just been at this exact place. I was also thankful that I had previously visited Red Square, saving my first experience from being brief and shared with rowdy 10 year-olds!!!
Okay, now let me switch gears and be a little more serious…
We have been studying ancient times and civilization, and while I don’t agree with all that is being taught (humans evolving from apes), I thought it was a great opportunity for the students to be able to go to a museum to further learn about and see artifacts relating to their school studies.
All in all, it was a fun little outing, and I think (hope) the kids enjoyed it, too!
Once we returned from school, I had tea with my co-teachers. We visited, ate tasty treats, and sipped our tea. The rest of the afternoon was filled with ‘extra’ lessons, leaving our classroom empty and quiet. So we discussed future lesson plans and watched YouTube videos of an Olympic gymnast. (Stay tuned for a post in the near future pertaining to this said gymnast.) To end the school day on an even better note, I got to leave early-at 4 instead of 5!!
Now, Stephanie and I are hanging out in our apartment with our landlady, waiting for the repair man to arrive and fix our wash machine. Clean clothes are soon to come!!! 🙂