220 Names to Learn!

Well, I’ve completed the first two weeks of  a maternity leave position teaching Core French to Grade 6 and 7 students at Northeast Kings Education Centre in Canning. The first week I had a head cold and was overwhelmed by the 220 new names. The second week went much better as I had some discipline policies in place and I know all but a few names now, which makes life a whole lot easier!  I had forgotten how much energy young people 11-13 have! They’re lots of fun, but a little too chatty by times…We’re working on that!  We started doing presentations on “Qui Suis Je?” (Who Am I?) last week; for many of them it’s the first time they’ve presented something in French, but  I was pretty proud of those who have already presented. Hopefully we’ll get those wrapped up tomorrow, and then it’s on to Les Jeux Olympiques! 

I haven’t yet heard from Peter with notes on the revision I sent him in early January, and it’s just as well as I’m still finding my way in my new job.  Jacob just left a message asking if he could do anything to help during his study week, so I forwarded him the latest edition of the manuscript and hopefully he’ll get time to read through it.  I watched his documentary (by Noah Pink) a few weeks ago, and it’s very moving. I must mail if off to Peter so he can see it…All for now…

About janlcoates

I'm a Nova Scotia children's author. My first picture book, "Rainbows in the Dark", was published in 2005, by Second Story Press. My young adult novel, "A Hare in the Elephant's Trunk" was published in the fall of 2010, by Red Deer Press.
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