Nyamera, how was culture week?

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Oct 8th, 2007, 10:33 AM
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Nyamera, how was culture week?

Did you do something on Africa? More generally, how is this year going vs. last? Better I hope.
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Oct 8th, 2007, 11:53 AM
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Lynn, this thread looks really indiscreet! Couldnít you have asked me this in some other Fodoriteís thread? Anyway, Iím moved by your concern.

I start worrying well in advance. Culture Week isnít until ďweek 43Ē (now itís week 41). Iíve been asked to assist at visits to a newspaper office and a printing office (at night) and then Iíll take some kids to Strömsholm http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Str%C3%B6msholm_Palace a few kilometres from where I live. So I donít think I have to come up with anything. In part Iím relieved, but, as Iím so incompetent as a teacher, I really need to show off doing something amazing.

This job is easier because I just teach Spanish and English and no weird subjects. The pupils are more ďnormalĒ, but I have some discipline problems now as well. Whatís most irritating is that I have to work so many more hours a week than the 45 I get paid for. Though it was OK while I thought I was well paid. Nobody has told me to throw myself from a bridge Ė yet.

Iím still worrying about the English test. I wont be able to do it until week 46. All dates are taken by other teachers and more than 2 tests a week is considered child abuse. I canít find a good text for reading comprehension. Iíve been thinking of this http://www.bluegecko.org/kenya/tribe...cles-vavra.htm but itís probably too difficult and too graphic. Iíd have to translate some words and explain what a circumcision is. The non-Muslims probably donít have an idea. This http://www.bluegecko.org/kenya/tribe...es-saitoti.htm is better, but too long and too difficult as well. I need something about extended earlobes.

Iím corresponding with The Banana Box and Iím going to do some business with them. After Christmas Iíll have to do something serious about Nyamera Kenya Imports. Though Iíll try to sell to the teachers before Christmas.

Thanks for asking!
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Oct 8th, 2007, 05:13 PM
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A newspaper printing fieldtrip is easier than culture week. Score one for you.

What age kids are you teaching now?

I'd avoid the circumcision explanation at all costs.

So Nyamera Kenya Imports has infiltrated the faculty. That was quick work, but topis are the fastest antelope, I believe.
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Oct 9th, 2007, 10:53 AM
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Lynn,
The kids are 13-15.
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Oct 9th, 2007, 10:58 AM
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Nyamera, I saw some beautiful nyameras in Kruger...thought of you!
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Oct 9th, 2007, 11:12 AM
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Dennis,
The East African part of the family is even prettier than the tssessebe.
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