Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Love My Class!

Well, I officially love teaching my class. I kinda knew I would. But I really love it. I get so excited when I can answer their most pressing question: Is it "she have" or "she has"? I actually know the answer to that! I'm a hero!

But on a serious note, I can't tell you how much I admire my students. All five of the women are housecleaners (this seems to be the trend for Brazilian women), and four of them have their own cleaning company, three with employees. How cool is that? These women are their own bosses--isn't that the American dream? Maybe they don't want to clean houses their whole lives, but if you're going to do it, do it on your own terms, you know?

I do have one man in my class. He's a carpenter. So my six students work all day, some take care of children, all take care of their own homes, and then they come to my class 5 nights a week, and do a page of homework every night. Amazing.

By the way, did you vote yesterday? I almost forgot, but had time to run to the poll after getting out of the office. How about those results? I'm a Democrat, and honestly would be happy with either Clinton or Obama.


Mariuca said...

I am so glad you like teaching the class. Learning a new language is such a challenge and I have all the respect for the people who try to do it. And I have to say, English is not an easy one to learn!

Traci said...

Yea! I'm so glad you love your new job...or I should say "jobs" - you busy lady!

Mini said...

It certainly sounds like you are the right person for the job!! congrats on finding some bliss in employment... it's not always so easy!

:) !